It's the most anticipated movie adaptation in years, but Charlie Hunnam, who was cast as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey has dropped out of the movie.
Universal Pictures confirmed the news that he will be recast in the flick, which will divide fans of the erotic novel series.
"The filmmakers of Fifty Shades of Grey and Charlie Hunnam have agreed to find another male lead given Hunnam’s immersive TV schedule which is not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey," a statement from the studio said.
The 33-year-old said last month he initially turned down the role because of timing issues.
Hunnam is best known for his role in TV drama Sons of Anarchy and the casting was set to catapult him to superstardom.
Dakota Johnson will be playing the role of Anastasia Steele.
Hunnam previously said he was taking preparation for his role very seriously.
"There are so many fans of that book and I know that on the surface, I'm probably not what everybody imagined," he said.
"Because reading is so personal and people bring a character to life in their imagination, they feel ownership over that character."
"I'm taking it very seriously and intend to explore the nature of who this character is, what motivates him - and also dress up nice and look good in those suits."