Actor and one-time Calvin Klein model Jamie Dornan has been tabbed as the new Christian Grey for the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. The 31-year old Northern Irish actor is best known to audiences as Sheriff Graham on the first season of Once Upon a Time.
The casting of the role of kinky billionaire Christian Grey has been hotly debated since the announcement that the wildly popular book was to be adapted for the big screen. Charlie Hunnam, from FX’s Sons of Anarchy, originally landed the role, only to withdraw a few weeks ago. Hunnam cited scheduling problems, but word is that he was not happy with the script as well as the frenzy surrounding the project.
Dornan will star in the film alongside Dakota Johnson, who has been cast as Anastasia Steele. Production is scheduled to begin November 1.