Hot new Charlie Hunnam photos make ‘King Arthur’ movie a must-see

24 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

All hail Charlie Hunnam! Sons of Anarchy star transforms into ‘rough’ and brooding King Arthur in first look at Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Roundtable.

Charlie Hunnam is known for his role as Jax on gritty FX drama Sons of Anarchy – and that’s precisely why director Guy Ritchie wanted him for the role of King Arthur in the upcoming Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur.

While Guy Ritchie’s latest film is a colorful spy actioner called The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (opening in theaters next month), his next film marks new territory for the filmmaker. In this week’s Entertainment Weekly cover story the 46-year-old explains that in order to make his King Arthur an unforgettable action hero, he needed to make a few changes. ‘I think where the pitfall has often been is trying to make King Arthur bland and nice, and nice and bland,’ Ritchie said, of previous film attempts, such as the poorly-reviewed 2004 King Arthur. He’s a hustler.’ The publication described the character as: ‘orphaned as an infant and raised by three prostitutes in the 5th century version of London, more of a street-wise hood, who looks after the people living in his tiny corner of the world.’ Another notable change to this update will be Guy’s decision to edge away from darker, more stripped-down reboots such as Batman Begins in favor of a large fantasy element. A live action King Arthur flick isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but if anyone can get us excited about a retelling of ye olde classic, it’s this guy.

James’ Fifty Shades of Grey – where he was replaced by Jamie Dornan. ‘It was very, very painful for me, that whole process, just very unpleasant,’ he said, adding: ‘I felt like I let myself down. I let those people down on Fifty Shades that I’d grown to really love and respect.’ The star, who’s been in a relationship with jewelry designer girlfriend Morgana McNelis since 2007 – cited scheduling conflicts and some ‘big personal stuff going on in my life’ as his reasoning for bowing out of the film. It’s very hard to be disciplined in that situation and understand what is going to be required to all of that work to the best of your ability and have yourself surrounded by people,’ he said. It’s sort of classic Guy Ritchie stuff.” That last line just about sums it up, but Ritchie is forging new territory with King Arthur by diving head first into fantasy. Meanwhile, Hunnam has some interesting adjectives to describe his character: He’s a little bit rough around the edges, but he’s basically a survivor.

Instead of offering up a grounded, realistic reboot like Batman Begins or even Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes films, King Arthur embraces fantastical elements like giant snakes, massive war elephants, and a monstrous Viking-like creature called The Nemesis. That’s what I started to do.’ ‘I do try not to dwell on the past too much because I have a tendency to do that, and as I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten very good at distancing myself from shoulda, woulda, coulda.’ Time will tell, but he certainly assembled an impressive cast that includes Jude Law, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Eric Bana, Djimon Hounsou, and Game of Thrones alum Aidan Gillen.

Given that Ritchie’s deal is with Warner Bros., the architects behind Zack Snyder’s wildly ambitious Justice League franchise, you can probably bet we’ll see more from Hunnam and his gang, er, band of knights.

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