‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Adds Jamie Dornan As Christian Grey

After actor Charlie Hunnam dropped out to play the lead in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, the studio has chosen Jamie Dornan as heartthrob Christian Grey.

The Hollywood Reporter said that negotiations to finalize the deal are now underway, but no other details were offered. Dornan has been a “frontrunner” since Hunnam backed out of the project back on Oct. 14.

Focus Features, the film’s distributor, did not immediate respond to comment. Dornan, a former Calvin Klein model, is most known for playing Sheriff Graham on the first season of ABC’s Once Upon a Time.

He will join Dakota Johnson, who has been cast as Anastasia Steele, in the role of the kinky billionaire. Production is slated to begin Nov. 1.

Fifty Shades of Grey will manhandle audiences when it hits theaters on Aug. 1, 2014.

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