A 'Fifty Shades of Grey' teaser trailer, plus Charlie Hunnam's exit

Watch the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' teaser trailer posted on Beyonce's Instagram account

We've got months before Valentine's Day 2015, when the film version of E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" hits screens, but the sneak peeks have begun. The first official trailer is set to debut online Thursday, and in advance there is the teaser trailer, above.

Beyoncé caused a stir posting the teaser to her Instagram account; its breathy soundtrack is likely from her song "Crazy in Love." What's her connection to the film? Maybe she's involved in the soundtrack -- or maybe she's just another enthusiastic reader.

Meanwhile, the man who was originally cast as bondage enthusiast Christian Grey is speaking out about the film. On Sunday, Charlie Hunnam told television critics, "I'm just really excited to see it."

Hunnam was cast in "Fifty Shades of Grey" and then withdrew, citing commitments to the television show he stars in, "Sons of Anarchy." He appeared Sunday at the television industry's fall preview, TCA -- where in addition to questions about the television show he fielded questions about the project he isn't involved in.

"I was just really, really invested and wanted to work with [director] Sam [Taylor-Johnson] and play that character. I'm really, really curious," Hunnam said.

Grey instead will be played by Jamie Dornan, whom Hunnam described as "probably a lot better looking and a lot smoother" than he is.

Grey's counterpart, Anastasia Steele, will be played by Dakota Johnson.


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