Oct. 14, 2013 at 6:57 AM ET
Revolt raged, Twitter accounts erupted and a petition was signed when "Sons of Anarchy" actor Charlie Hunnam, 33, was announced as the man who would bring Christian Grey to life in the movie adaptation of the erotic book "Fifty Shades of Grey."
Looks like all that rebellion might've paid off.
It was announced Saturday that Hunnam would no longer be starring in the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The search is now on for the second time, and many are asking who could be the perfect man to play Grey, a wealthy and irresistible man who seduces a young Anastasia Steele. Steele will be played by the actress Dakota Johnson.
Additional details about his departure are scant; however, sources told THR that the 33-year-old actor was "overwhelmed" with all of the attention the announcement drew, and "got cold feet" about the project, said the trade publication.
E.L. James, who authored the "Fifty Shades" trilogy, had good thoughts for Hunnam as he exited; as she tweeted on Saturday:
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Twitter voting has now ended, but here are your results from Oct. 14.