Charlie Hunnam is out, Jamie Dornan is in. If you have no idea who this guy is and never heard his name, get used to it because you’ll be hearing it a lot. This Irish actor has reportedly been cast as the new Christian Grey in the upcoming, much-talked about Fifty Shades of Grey (maybe you’ve heard of it?).
While no official word has been released saying that Jamie is 100 percent cast as the S&M mogul, it’s being reported that he had a successful screen test with Dakota Johnson – a.k.a. Anastasia Steele – last Friday and is now in final negotiations.
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If Jamie does seem a bit familiar, it may because he’s best known for appearing on the ABC series Once Upon a Time and is currently on the UK series The Fall. And it seems like he already had a number of fans on his side, including Girls star Lena Dunham, who tweeted, “Wasn’t allowed to be attracted to him on The Fall (because) he played a sexmurder. 50 Shades is my big chance!”
While we were loving the idea of having Charlie bare it all on screen as Christian, we’re excited to see what Jamie will bring because, well… look at the guy!
What do you think about Jamie cast as Christian?
Is he the right choice?