After having made his mark on television with FX’s hit series Sons of Anarchy, Charlie Hunnam is ready to introduce himself to moviegoers. Not that he hasn’t appeared in films before, but this summer he’s set to make a big splash in director Guillermo del Toro’s blockbuster Pacific Rim. It seems like that won’t be the only time that he works with the acclaimed director though as he’s looking to re-team with del Toro again on his upcoming horror film, Crimson Peak.
Variety has the scoop and they report that Hunnam is circling the film, which has also attracted the interest of Emma Stone. Neither Stone nor Hunnam have officially signed on the dotted line from what we understand but both actors will more than likely join. And why wouldn’t they? Guillermo del Toro is a proven talent and Crimson Peak sounds like a great project for for him, something that is right up his alley.
According to del Toro, the film is a “very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story.” It will also allow him to “play with the conventions of the genre that he knows and loves, and at the same time subvert the old rules.” Sounds like most of his films, right? We’re definitely excited and you should be too. Early reports on Pacific Rim are positive and seeing that Hunnam wants to work with del Toro again so soon is a good sign.
Personally, I like Charlie Hunnam. I don’t love Sons of Anarchy but I do think that Hunnam is good in the lead role and he does have a considerable amount of talent. It will be interesting to see how he pulls off a lead role in a major film like Pacific Rim but if he can do it, then I think he has a bright future ahead of him on the silver screen.
With Stone and Hunnam now attached, Crimson Peak is shaping up to be a project that moviegoers should definitely put on their radar. As always, we’ll keep you posted on anymore news concerning the film as it arises.