Charlie Hunnam, who will be seen playing the role of the protagonist in the film 'Papillon' recently made a huge confession. The actor said that he had initially turned down his role in the film. When director Micheal Noer approached him with a role in the survival drama Hunnam declined it, but later couldn’t stop thinking about the script. Hunnam said that he was extremely thankful that the director reached out to him for the second time even after he turned it down the first time. In the remake of 1973 release, the actor will be seen stepping into the shoes of Henri Papillon, who is falsely convicted. Charlie Hunnam stars alongside Rami Malek in the film.
Charlie Hunnam says, “I actually turned down the role at first.”
He explains, “But then I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Thankfully, Michael reached out again and asked if he could spend a couple of hours with me.”
Papillon is Michael Noer’s full-blown remake of the 1973 prison break movie, where Rami Malek will be seen playing Hunnam's friend and accomplice in prison. While the team was casting for the film, they faced availability issues for Rami Malek and guess who stepped in to help them out? Lead actor Charles Hunnam himself! He personally reached out to Malek. Although the actors barely knew each other, Hunnam went an extra mile to get his co-star on board.
Based on the international best-selling autobiographic books 'Papillon' and 'Banco', the film follows the epic story of Henri “Papillon” Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to live in the notorious penal colony on Devil’s Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with a convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon’s escape. We can’t wait to see Charlie play this intense character in the film!
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