Oct 23 2013 9:00pm

Fifty Shades of Grey’s Casting, Round Two: Jamie Dornan Is Christian Grey!

Following the news from Saturday that Charlie Hunnam had quit the role of Christian Grey in the film adaptation of E.L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey comes the announcement that, according to Variety, Irish actor Jamie Dornan will be offered the role.

Jamie Dornan began his career as a Calvin Klein underwear model, so he's got the looks and body for the part. He played Sherriff Graham/the Huntsman in Once Upon a Time, and showed his acting chops in the British television series The Fall, where he played a serial killer.

Shooting will begin in November, Shooting begins December 2, with a release date of August 1, 2014.

ETA 11:04pm — Updated info + links

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Heather Waters
1. HeatherWaters
Jamie Dornan is a REALLY compelling actor. He managed to be both hot and scary as hell in The Fall. If anyone can pull off the tricky balance required for this movie, it's him.
2. Lizzie Dee
That commercial really helps me visualize him as Christian Grey a lot better than his character in Once Upon a Time. He's definitely got the looks!
3. Readnread
Oh yes! Much more Christian, for me, at least! Hunnam didn't fit my mental image at all!
Amy Kidston
4. kidstona
Really? The body doesn't match what I pictured...this guy too skinny not enough of a build to be convincing. And he'll wear contacts right??
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