Charlie Hunnam has been quickly building his credits on the big screens over the past few years. While Hunnam’s films have generally been favorable, his latest one is easily his most controversial to date — and it has nothing to do with the storyline.
Hunnam is teaming up with the controversial Mel Gibson for a new action flick titled Waldo. The former Sons of Anarchy star plays a disgraced detective from the LAPD who lives a simple life in the forest.
Charlie Hunnam – "Sons of Anarchy" Press Conference at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (2014) pic.twitter.com/Sm5ByDFBsa
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That all changes when Hunnam’s character is forced to investigate the death of a TV star’s significant other. No other plot details have been released.
According to Geek Tyrant, it is unclear who Gibson is playing in the movie, but his involvement is already stirring up controversy. Besides Hunnam and Gibson, the movie also stars Eiza Gonzalez, who is best known for her part in Baby Driver. Gibson is also playing a part in the movie, Dragged Across Concrete, opposite Vince Vaughn.
Hunnam has not commented on collaborating with Gibson. The Crimson Peak star was just spotted out and about in Los Angeles this week sporting a bushy beard. The actor wore a white t-shirt and grey sweatpants, complete with a beanie.
The outing comes days after Hunnam returned from his short vacation in Mexico with his longtime sweetheart, Morgana McNelis.
Mel Gibson, last seen in 2017's comedy 'Daddy's Home 2,' is teaming with Charlie Hunnam and Eiza Gonzalez for 'Waldo.' The action-packed thriller comes from Brit filmmaker Tim Kirkby and follows a brilliant ex-detective gone rogue https://t.co/Hzb9Awu7l2
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) October 29, 2018
Apart from the Waldo movie, Hunnam has been involved in some pretty interesting projects over the past few years. This includes the Brad Pitt produced film, The Lost City of Z, in 2016 and Papillon in 2017.
Charlie Hunnam also has three movies that are due out next year, including Triple Frontier, True History of the Kelly Gang, and Jungleland. His film with Gibson does not have a release date yet, though production is expected to kick off in the coming months.