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Charlie Hunnam in talks to play King Arthur in upcoming film

Actor Charlie Hunnam attends Cast of FX's 'Sons of Anarchy' Host 'Boot Bash' benefiting The Boot Campaign at The Bunker Lofts on August 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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Charlie Hunnam is reportedly reaching a deal to play King Arthur in a new Warner Bros. movie. According to the Los Angeles Times on Thursday, Hunnam is in "final negotiations" with Guy Ritchie to star in the upcoming "Knight of the Roundtable: King Arthur" film. The role will also reunite him with former co-star Idris Elba, who played alongside Hunnam in "Pacific Rim."

Hunnam will wrap up the final season of "Sons of Anarchy" this fall. After seven seasons of playing Jackson "Jax" Teller on the FX biker drama series, Hunnam will move on to work with British director Guy Ritchie in a new King Arthur film franchise. Apparently, Hunnam is in talks to play the legendary British leader Arthur Pendragon in "Knight of the Roundtable: King Arthur" that is rumored to include at least six sequels.

A seasoned actor who has already had several successful movie roles, Hunnam opted out of playing Christian Grey in the soon-to-be released erotic romance film "Fifty Shades of Grey." Softpedia News reports that newcomer Jamie Dornan was a better choice for the controversial sadist and masochist role, even though Hunnam's fans were upset that the English actor dropped out of "Fifty Shades."

Idris Elba is scheduled to play Bedivere in Ritchie's "Knight of the Roundtable: King Arthur." Knight Bedivere is King Arthur's mentor who is assigned to train him in battle as he learns of his true destiny. Warner Bros. is due to release the King Arthur movie in July 2016. Other upcoming Hunnam films include the horror film "Crimson Peak" with an October 2015 release date, as well as a "Pacific Rim" sequel.

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