Jamie Dornan Cast As Christian Grey In “50 Shades of Grey” Film

Jamie Dornan (credit: Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

Jamie Dornan (credit: Tim Whitby/Getty Images)


(CBS NEWS) – Move over Charlie Hunnam. There’s a new kid in town.

Following Hunnam’s exit from the buzzed-about “50 Shades of Grey” movie comes a hot new male lead.

Irish actor Jamie Dornan will take on the role of Christian Grey, according to several reports. Variety was the first to report the news, though there’s still no official announcement of the casting from Universal of Focus Features.

So, who is Dornan? The 31-year-old actor has done his fair share of modeling, showing off his toned body for the likes of Calvin Klein, Christian Dior and Armani. He stars in the U.K. series “The Fall” and portrayed the Huntsman in ABC’s “Once Upon a Time.” He also starred in Bay Area filmmaker Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” and dated actress Keira Knightley for about two years.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dornan is firming up negotiations for the film, which is expected to begin production in November.

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