After Sons of Anarchy actor, Charlie Hunnam gave up his role as the sexy, and mysterious Christian Grey in the film version of the book, Fifty Shades of Grey, many wondered if they would be able to find another Christian to fill the huge shoes of Hunnam in enough time to start production.
Thatt answer would be yes, sexy Irish actor Jamie Dornan who stars in "Once Upon A Time" and starred in Sophia Coppola's 2006 drama "Marie Antoinette" has been chosen to take Hunnam's place.
Dornan will star with Dakota Johnson, who will play his leading lady Anastasia Steele in the sexy film version that will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca.
The movie is set to be released on August 1, 2014.
Dornan was one of many sexy, young actors who were up for the role of Grey, and after auditioning in a sexy scene with Dakota he got the part.
Hunnam left the movie because of what he says was a conflict with his SOA schedule, though many feel that that was not the case and that he did not feel like many thought he was right for the part.
Millions of woman worldwide have their own image of what they believe Christian Grey looks like and many feel that Hunnam did not feel he matched the role enough to make readers happy.
He stated this in an interview;
“There are so many fans of that book and I know that on the surface, I’m probably not what everybody imagined. Because reading is so personal and people bring a character to life in their imagination, they feel ownership over that character. That’s daunting if I allowed myself to think about it too much. I’m taking it very seriously and intend to explore the nature of who this character is, what motivates him — and also dress up nice and look good in those suits.”
Durnan is what producers feel is a good match physically for Grey and is not that well known by many so that could help viewers view him only as Christian Grey when the film is released.
Universal and Focus Films plan on bringing to the big screen all of the Fifty Shades books in the next five years and Dornan who has a wife who is pregnant could make a big name for himself and help his family all at the same time.
Dornan is also a model who has modeled for Armani and Calvin Klein and that modeling career is something that can only help him when he has to film the many, many, sexy, steamy love scenes that are required by him for the film.
Production for the anticipated film begins on November 1.
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