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Jamie Dorman Cast As Christian Grey In "50 Shades Of Grey" Film

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Lauren Moraski , 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 Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette" and dated actress Keira Knightley for about two years.

Dakota Johnson will co-star as Anastasia Steele in the film to be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. The movie version of E L James' steamy bestseller will hit the big screen on Aug. 1, 2014. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dornan is firming up negotiations for the film, which is expected to begin production in November.

Hunnam bowed out of the role, citing scheduling conflicts.

 

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