Following from Charlie Hunnam's departure from the Fifty Shades Of Grey Movie (reportedly due to cold feet, speculatively from schedule conflict with filming Sons Of Anarchy, or perhaps even more speculatively, because the adaption of the novel in film is not going to be a 100% faithful recreation, and may include either vast censorship from the original story, or else face terrible box office draws as most R rated productions do. It's also fair to note that the movie would have to earn itself a solid X rating to be exactly what E.L. James wrote, and film is a far different medium in story telling than in novels. Just keep that in mind), ex-musician of the Irish folk group Sons Of Jim, Jamie Dornan is reportedly slated to play the role of Christian Grey.
As far as official reporting goes, there is none. Universal Studios has failed to comment on the speculation and rumors, so we must assume that all gossip for the moment is wrong until we're told otherwise by an official source.
However, The Hollywood Reporter and Vice claim to have credible sources that say that Dornan has been "tapped in" and is ready to take on the role.
If you've never heard of either Sons Of Jim or Dornan, you've probably never been to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (emphasis on Northern Ireland) and seen the drama he plays a role in, The Fallen, or the ABC show Once Upon A Time.
From a musicians stand point, this could be a very big win for the music industry. Musicians transitioning from music to film and TV have often gone very well (see Jared Leto) but not the other way around necessarily.
As if it hasn't been stated enough however, Jamie Dornan has not been "officially" cast as the role of Christian Grey. All rumors are pure speculation and should be taken as false until an official statement has been issued by the studio.
Although, E.L. James did post on her Twitter account that she was welcoming Jamie Dornan to the cast. If her word is anything, then we've got our man, but until Universal contributes to the discussion, we'll just have to sit tight and hope she's right.
A lot of people weren't fans of Charlie Dunnam as Grey, and even more may not be happy with the perspective choice. So what do you think? Leave your suggestions for the best actor in the comments below (perhaps one that's a certain alt-rock musician who you think could go rogue and dawn the dapper suit and tie).
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