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Fifty Shades Of Jamie Dornan: New Christian Grey Revealed

Fifty Shades Of Jamie Dornan: New Christian Grey Revealed

Jamie Dornan

There was a collective sigh of discontent when Charlie Hunnam backed out of playing the mysterious Christian Grey in possibly the most hotly anticipated film of the century, 50 Shades Of Grey.

But we can now report that smouldering Jamie Dornan, of Calvin Klein fame, will take his place, donning power suits a plenty in the racy new role. According to Variety, the actor had reportedly been in discussions for some time but, the film industry magazine reports, the deal has now finally been done.

Dornan has been the favourite to take over since Charlie Hunnam stepped down from the role earlier this month due to ‘scheduling conflicts’ – though we heard he backed down after experiencing the media and fan hype in all its glory.

“When Hunnam exited, Universal and Focus executives decided to go for more of a discovery and brought in Dornan and Billy Magnussen to test with Johnson last Friday,” Variety reports. “Though the studio considered bringing in more actors to test, as of Wednesday morning sources said no one else had been brought in.”

Dakota Johnson will co-star as Anastasia Steele, with Sam Taylor-Johnson on board to direct. Shooting was set to begin on November 5, but some smaller roles – including that of Anastasia’s roommate Kate – are still to be cast. We can’t wait to see who else will appear on the credits…

Amy @ FashionBite xx

Amy Everett is FashionBite's food and travel editor, she also writes for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian Travel, Stylist, Shortlist, Red, Cosmopolitan and more.

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