Following the news that Pacific Rim and Sons of Anarchy actor Charlie Hunnam has dropped out of the role of Christian Grey in the film adaptation of E.L. James’ erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, a replacement has been found. Variety reports that Irish actor and model Jamie Dornan will be playing Christian Grey.
Fifty Shades of Grey focuses on the sexual S&M relationship between literary college student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey. Make sure to check back for more updates as they come our way.
Dornan is relatively an unknown actor at this point. The only role he may be known for at this point is his role as Sheriff Graham Humbert in ABC’s Once Upon A Time. It’ll be interesting to be a witness to the building craze and buzz surrounding the film and now, inevitably, Dornan himself.
Fifty Shades of Grey will be released in theatres on August 1st, 2014.