FX’s Sons of Anarchy talented creator Kurt Sutter has revealed what his plans were for Jax (super-hunk Charlie Hunnam) and the rest of the SAMCRO crew in the final season. After the events of season 6, Jax will find himself riding solo in the final season.
“It really is Jax completely untethered and on his own in the final season,” Sutter said. “It would be difficult to rid of characters like Tig and Juice and Chibs, especially with Opie gone. They feel like family to people. You have to be very careful not to be arbitrary in terms of who lives and who dies.”
The show has not been kind to many of its characters, often killing off some of the most important ones. With both Clay (Ron Perlman) and Tara (Maggie Siff) being killed off in season 6, the show proved that no one was safe in Charming. Sutter has also revealed some of the cast he expects to return for the final season of SOA. In addition to stars Hunnam and Katey Sagal (who plays Gemma), season 7 will at least see the return of Jimmy Smits as Nero and Peter Weller as Charles Barosky.
He also said that he intends on bringing back CCH Pounder, who plays Tyne Patterson, though the actress is signed on for a starring role in the new CBS drama NCIS: New Orleans.
Sons of Anarchy season 7 premieres in fall 2014 on FX, though the network has not yet announced an official air date.
You can view a list of other movies that are set to be released in 2015 over at The Hollywood Reporter
Legendary Pictures’ Crimson Peak, which is helmed by del Toro and written by del Toro, Matthew Robbins and Lucinda Coxon, will hit theaters on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. The film stars Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam and Jim Beaver. Set in northern England in the 19th century, the film follows a young woman (Wasikowska) who discovers that her new husband (Hiddleston) is not who he appears to be. The film currently has that date to itself.
HollywoodReporter.com — Guillermo del Toro’s haunted house thriller Crimson Peak has been given a Haunted Peak production name as it books into Pinewood Toronto Studios for a February 2014 start.
The gothic horror story, being made by Legendary Pictures, is set to shoot from Feb. 10 to May 14.
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Crimson Peak portrays a young author who discovers that her husband is not who he appears to be.
Del Toro wrote the script with Matthew Robbins, with Lucinda Coxon doing a rewrite.
Charlie Hunnam, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska are attached to the project.
Del Toro, who also shot Pacific Rim for Legendary Pictures at Pinewood Toronto Studios, is also shooting The Strain drama pilot for FX in Toronto.
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“More violence and a lot more blood and some earth-shattering events.”
“We’re coming up to the end of the show. Kurt always had a clear idea of the story he wanted to tell. He had paced himself and allowed himself seven seasons to tell that story,” Hunnam told us. “We’re in the sixth season now and in the third act of this epic story he’s been telling; traditionally in the third act of a story, particularly a violent story, is when people start to die and when things really start to happen.”
And yes, fans can expect to see at least a few major deaths go down by season’s end, with Hunnam teasing, “I think unfortunately we’re going to lose a couple of cast members this year, but obviously we can’t say who!” Coates playfully added, “Lips are sealed, lips are sealed!”
Things aren’t looking good for Smits’ character Nero on the show as he’s currently in jail and we’re not feeling any better about his situation after hearing the actor’s preview for the rest of the season: “It’s just going to keep on getting grittier and Kurt’s world, it’s about family and clutching to what family’s about on so many levels,” he explained, “but it’s also about comeuppance in a lot of ways and a lot of peeps are getting their comeuppance. It’s extreme.”
You can watch a video interview with Charlie over at EONLINE.COM
The Sons of Anarchy actor exclusively broke his silence to E! News after stepping down from the role of Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.
The Hollywood hunk made his first public appearance since the news broke at the 2nd annual “Hogs for Heart” event benefiting One Heart Source Education Programs in Africa at Moe’s restaurant in Burbank.
Charlie joined his SOA cast members as they hosted the evening’s festivities.
So how is he holding up since dropping out of the highly anticipated flick?
“I am doing good. I am just really concentrating on work. It’s been a really busy time,” he said.
“I have had some family stuff going on so just trying to stay focused and stay positive and keep trying to do a good job at work and be with my family and stay positive.”
E! News has learned that Charlie’s father, Billy, had passed away in May of this year and that the actor traveled back to England to be with family at the time.
Charlie’s currently wrapping up season six of the hit FX series and explained what he plans on doing before his final days as Jax Teller.
“Like I said, I’ve got some family stuff I have to tend to. So when I wrap the show, I am going to go to England and see my people and then I have a film that I am doing with Guillermo [del Toro]. So I am going to go and do that and concentrate on the final seasons of Sons.”
The Brit also explained how difficult it’s going to be to finally say goodbye to his costars.
“It’s obviously going to be a really emotional time for us. We are like a family and have become very, very close and become dear friends to each other so it’s going to be sad and finish up and say goodbye to everyone, but we’ve got like 13, maybe even a few more, episodes,” he said.
“There’s rumor that we might do a couple of more episodes and do a little bit of an extended season next year, so we will see if that happens. It may or it may not. But I just want to finish that strong and go on to a new chapter of life.”
The fundraiser, which raised a total of $90,000, was a massive success thanks to the help of Charlie and the rest of the cast.
Every child featured at the event was sponsored in at least one category (academically, medically or nutritionally), and the 33-year-old star himself sponsored three children.
Charlie spoke about one of the kids he sponsored, Simon, who is 13 years old.
“He’s an orphan, he lost his mom and his dad and was living on the streets, never been to school a day in his life. Then they found him, this organization,” he explained.
“We just want to make as much money for these kids as possible.”
The news of Charlie Hunnam’s casting as Christian Grey in the upcoming film adaptation of E L James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” continues to have Hollywood – and fans – buzzing.
And while the fan debate rages on, as to whether Charlie – perhaps best known for his role as Jackson “Jax” Teller on FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” – is the right choice, at least one fellow big screen leading man is lending Charlie his full support.
“I know Charlie, he’s a great guy!” Brad Pitt beamed to Access Hollywood at the Toronto Film Festival, when asked for his thoughts about the “Fifty Shades” casting news.
“He’s a good egg and one of the guys that are putting story and craft first,” Brad continued of Charlie, who many have said looks a lot like Brad. “I hope good things for him.”
In fact, Brad’s production company Plan B is slated to produce a vampire film “Vlad,” for which Charlie wrote the screenplay.
Source: Access Hollywood
You can check out what the rest of Charlie’s co-stars had to say about his upcoming role as Christian Grey over at Hollywood Reporter!
Creator Kurt Sutter called the actor “fifty shades of fantastic” while introducing his cast at the show’s premiere party on Saturday, receiving big laughs and applause from the audience inside Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.
While few of Hunnam’s co-stars would cop to having read EL James’ racy novel, all were thrilled to see the star make the leap into big-screen leading-man status.
“I went through a lot of the process with him,” Theo Rossi told The Hollywood Reporter. “I was there every day with him making him answer the texts and the e-mails, going through the process and the chemistry stuff.”
Rossi said that although Hunnam was initially hesitant to sign on for another franchise, the project will allow audiences to see a whole new side of the actor.
“I think he’s been teed up for this his entire career, and I think that he’s going to shock everybody,” Rossi said. “I don’t care if it’s Fifty Shades of Grey or 50 holes on a golf course, he’s gonna be great on it. He’s one of the hardest workers, he’s smart, he’s damn sexy, the guy’s got it going on. He’s an actor’s actor. He’s not one of those half-assed pretty boys; he can act.”
Peter Weller was also among those inside Hunnam’s circle who encouraged the actor to take the role, even after he expressed concern that the script was “pulpy.”
“I said ‘Listen, you go do this. I’m gonna water bomb your house with balloons if you don’t,’ ” he recalled.
Source: Hollywood Reporter