The Fifty Shades of Grey film has found its new Christian Grey!
Variety reports that Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan will play the 27-year-old tormented billionaire -- replacing Charlie Hunnam, who gave up the role earlier this month.
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According to the report, Universal and Fox studios brought in the handsome actor and Billy Magnussen to test with Dakota Johnson, who's still set to star as Anastasia Steele, last Friday. They considered bringing in more actors to test, but sources tell Variety that as of Wednesday morning, no one else was brought in.So who is Jamie? You may recognize him for his role as Sheriff Graham Humbert in the ABC series Once Upon a Time. He also starred in the BBC Two crime drama The Fall and in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette alongside Kirsten Dunst. The 31-year-old actor has modeled for Armani, Calvin Klein and Christian Dior.
Charlie Hunnam Smiles at Wedding Hours After Dropping Out of Christian Grey RoleOn Oct. 12, Charlie and the studio announced his exit, saying it was due to scheduling issues with his popular FX series Sons of Anarchy and upcoming movie Crimson Peak. Rumors have since swirled that battles over a rewrite and his doubts about the role may have impacted his decision.
Charlie Hunnam Breaks Silence on Fifty Shades of Grey Exit
"I've got some family stuff I have to tend to," Charlie, 33, said at a SOA event over the weekend when asked about dropping out of the movie. "So when I wrap the show, I am going to go to England and see my people and then I have a film that I am doing with Guillermo (Del Toro). So I am going to go and do that and concentrate on the final season of Sons.”
Sam Taylor-Wood is directing the big screen adaptation of E.L. James' erotic bestseller. It's set to hit theaters Aug. 1, 2014.
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