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Charlie Hunnam, King Arthur, EW

Entertainment Weekly

Nice sword, Jax Teller!

Charlie Hunnam may have ditched his Sons of Anarchy biker jacket but he is still as sexy and rugged as ever in his latest role. The 35-year-old British actor plays King Arthur in Guy Ritchie's Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, the latest reboot of the English medieval legend, which inspired The Sword in the Stone.

On the latest cover of Entertainment Weekly, released online on Thursday, Hunnam sports short hair but retains his Jax-like beard and mustache. He wears a gray, form-fitting V-neck T-shirt and rests one hand over the handle of a massive sword, presumably the magical Excalibur. His other arm sports a red gash.

"He's a little bit rough around the edges, but he's basically a survivor. He's a hustler," Hunnam told EW.

In this take on King Arthur, the character is an orphan who was raised by three prostitutes in London who became a "street-wise hood, who looks after the people living in his tiny corner of the world," the magazine reported.

"He's a street kid," Hunnam told the outlet. "There's definitely a harder edge to him than people would imagine."

Charlie Hunnam


Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur began filming in the United Kingdom in March and Hunnam has occasionally been photographed on the set.

The action-adventure drama also stars Jude Law, Eric BanaPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesAstrid Bergès-Frisbey and Katie McGrath, who recently played Zara in Jurassic World and starred as Morgana on the BBC fantasy series Merlin, which focused on Arthur's wizard mentor. In addition, soccer star David Beckham is expected to make a cameo, British news outlets such as The Guardian reported in June.

Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur is set for release in a year, on July 22, 2016.