Jamie Dornan will play the much adored Christian Grey character in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie, according an Oct. 23 report in Variety. Dornan is best known for his work on ‘Once Upon a Time” as the Huntsman/Sheriff and as Kirsten Dunst’s lover in “Marie Antoinette”, a Sofia Coppola film.
Jamie Dornan reportedly plays in an Irish Folk band and has also done extensive modeling earlier in his career, working with Calvin Klein, Christian Dior and even Armani.
The casting of the role of Christian Grey from “Fifty Shades of Grey”, an international bestselling novel, has been a constant debate with many A-list celebrities named. Robert Pattinson was the most popular choice for the sexy role, but the “Twilight star turned the project down due to scheduling conflicts.
Charlie Hunnam was first named as the actor who would join Dakota Johnson in the big screen adaption of the E.L. James book. Hunnam backed down from the role, reportedly having no desire to deal with the intense media attention that anyone attached to such a high profile film would receive.
A source tell E! News, the studio isn’t worried replacing Dakota Johnson, despite fans petitioning against her.
The studio isn't worried about Dakota …They think she could handle whoever the guy is," the source said.
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