Charlie Hunnam Will Play KING ARTHUR for Guy Ritchie; Elizabeth Olsen Female Frontrunner

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We’ve known for a while that Guy Ritchie has been trying to get his version of King Arthur going (though perhaps not as the six feature films originally intended).  Things got a bit more real last month when Idris Elba was cast as a “Merlin-esque figure who trains and mentors Arthur.”  Now it appears as though they may have cast Arthur himself in the form of Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, Sons of Anarchy).  In addition, Elizabeth Olsen (Godzilla, Martha Marcy May Marlene) is said to be the frontrunner for the female lead.

The film was written by Joby Harold and will be produced by Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnel.  Warner Bros. will be releasing the film in 2D and 3D on July 22, 2016.  Hit the jump for more on Charlie Hunnam (and maybe Elizabeth Olsen) joining King Arthur.

elizabeth-olsen-king-arthurPer Deadline, Hunnam is in “final negotiations” for the role.  Ritchie seems high on him and this could be a good fit, considering that Hunnam has more charisma than most of Hollywood’s new crop of leading men.  Variety is also reporting that Elizabeth Olsen is the “frontrunner for the female lead.”  We’ll see how that shakes out.  I like Olsen and think she’s a better actress than most of the material she’s been in recently, so if this is a good script I’m all for her lunging at it.

Ritchie previously developed a version of a King Arthur film with producer Lionel Wigram back in 2010, but the project (written by John Hodge) died when David Dobkin’s (now dead) competing film gained more traction.

 Charlie Hunnam Playing King Arthur




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  • Strong Enough

    i’m already tired of Olsen

    • SorryNotSorry

      Cool story.

      • Strong Enough

        thank you

      • Felipe

        thank you, i was going to say that

      • Strong Enough

        thanks

    • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

      Why? I can’t recall her being in much.

      • KEN

        I guess you don’t see many movies? She’s in everything.

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        I guess I don’t watch the same movies as you. Which movie was she BEST in? I’ll watch that one.

      • KEN

        Martha Marcy May Marlene?
        She made 9 movies between 2011 and 2013.

      • One of Nine

        She hasn’t been in much at all as far as AAA Hollywood films, she’s been in smaller stuff and just recently has showed up in big-time Hollywood films.

      • KEN

        I guess you don’t see many movies? She’s in everything.

    • One of Nine

      I think she’s done pretty well actually, I enjoyed her performance in Old Boy, she was kinda pointless in Godzilla but still wasn’t bad. I’m interested to see her upcoming performance in Ultron.

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  • SomeGuy

    The ‘Pacific Rim’ and ‘Godzilla’ casts clash in a tale of swords and sorcery.

  • Grendal Sven

    King Arthur… again? Well, as long as Richard Gere isn’t in it I guess it couldn’t hurt.

    • jezeuskrishna

      It’s the new and more multi cult Arthurian legend, Merlin will be black, the heroine will be an Asian or Hispanic woman and don’t forget to include lots of Muslims don’t we know how they built Stonehenge?

      • Grendal Sven

        Michal B. Jordan can play a younger, hipper Lancelot.

      • One of Nine

        My day isn’t complete without a Michael B. Jordan comment, thank you!

    • One of Nine

      First Knight was awesome in it’s day, this comment makes no sense.

  • jezeuskrishna

    Black Merlin. Good job PC Hollywood, inserting blacks into ancient white historical mythology. There isn’t evidence of a single black on Britain until moorish slavers started raiding the British isles and enslaving millions of people.

    • SorryNotSorry

      Oh my God, kill yourself. There also weren’t fucking wizards, but you seem fine with that.

    • Bob and Rob Piccob

      Maybe Merlin really is white and then found a magic spell to give himself a bigger dick and then poof, hes a black guy.

    • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

      They’ll probably make him an African witch-doctor with voodoo-like incantations and spells.

  • Drake

    I dunno. A King Arthur movie simply doesn’t get me excited in the least.

  • Davis

    Hunnam has the charisma of a sponge

    • KEN

      I liked him in early seasons of SoA but strangely he loses whatever charm or charisma he has as Jax whenever he appears on big screen.

  • Vulcan

    I’m cool with this. I’ve actually always wanted Hunnam to play Robin Hood. He already has blond hair and a beard, and can do the whole outlaw thing.

    • Pk

      He’s perfect for green arrow

      • Vulcan

        Oh my gosh, he is! Never thought about that.

    • Pk

      He’s perfect for green arrow

  • YodaRocks

    Olsen should stop doing itsy-bitsy roles in big blockbusters and concentrate on smaller budgeted dramas where she can show her true talent. She is completely wasted in block-busters where she is playing second-fiddle to a prominent male character.

    • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

      But money. I once heard that actors need to take just about anything they can get. Most don’t know what they’ll be doing after their current job. It’s like being constantly unemployed and taking odd jobs here and there.

      Eventually, if/ when they become in-demand, they can start to choose between job offers and more effectively shape the direction of their career.

      Even good actresses need that break-out role or lucky project that will put them on the map and make them in-demand. Eventually writers and directors may even have you in mind when creating the character/ role. Or you can sleep around Hollywood to get your name in people’s minds and get acting jobs even if you’re barely talented (I’m looking at you, Scarlett Johansson).

  • Nigel

    How about Emma Watson for female lead?

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  • One of Nine

    Would be a good casting, the issue Hunnam will constantly face is breaking away from “Jax Teller”. Gandolfini was never ever to break away from playing Tony and his portrayal of Jax is on that level.

    • MJ

      Dude, like NOBODY I know watched that Sons of Anarchy show.

      LOL

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