Posted: 5:02 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
Has the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey found it’s new leading man?
RumorFix has confirmed former Calvin Klein model Jamie Dornan has landed the role of S&M loving billionaire Christian Grey. The 31-year-old native of Northern Ireland is said to have tested for producers opposite the film’s Anastastia Steele — Dakota Johnson -- last week, and now he’s landed the high profile role. Charlie Hunnam had been cast as Christian but left the production abruptly earlier this month.
While Dornan isn’t a big Hollywood name, he has been in the public eye for over a decade thanks to a number of high profile modeling contracts, a two year relationship with actress Keira Knightly, a role on ABC’s hit Once Upon A Time and a starring role on the BBC series The Fall.
The film is scheduled to begin production on November 1, and the studio has already announced an August 2014 release date for the movie.