24/07/2015 09:47 BST | Updated 24/07/2015 09:59 BST

Charlie Hunnam Poses As King Arthur Ahead Of Guy Ritchie Film Release (PIC)

Charlie Hunnam fans have been given their first look at the actor as King Arthur, in a new cover shoot for Entertainment Weekly.


The actor, who famously quit the ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ movie, will star as the monarch in a new Guy Ritchie-directed film, 'Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur', which is due to hit cinemas in July 2016.

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Charlie as King Arthur

In the snap, Charlie’s staring straight into the camera, and to be honest, we’re hoping there are plenty of close-ups on his dreamy blue eyes in the movie.

Charlie has opened up to the mag about the role, revealing that while the setting might be slightly different to Guy’s other work, it’s still a “classic Guy Ritchie” movie.

“He’s a little bit rough around the edges, but he’s basically a survivor,” he said of his character.

“He’s a hustler. He’s a street kid. There’s definitely a harder edge to him than people would imagine.”

Charlie will lead a star-studded cast in the film, and other actors who’ve nabbed parts include Jude Law, Eric Bana and Cara Delevingne’s older sister Poppy.

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