Charlie Hunnam surprised a lot of people when he gave up his role as Christian Grey in the upcoming crapfest Fifty Shades of Grey. No doubt Fifty Shades fans were thrilled as thousands of them were petitioning to get Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel. Well, sucks to be them, because it looks like Jamie Dornan is getting the role.
He was picked and now they’re going through negotiations. Producers want to start filming in November and that’s damn soon, so this is pretty close to happening. I’m guessing they wouldn’t announce it if it wasn’t going to happen. “They” is The Hollywood Reporter, and they’re usually spot-on about these things. Here’s some trivia on Mr. Dornan and the film from THC:
The UK-based Dornan was first revealed by as a contender for the role of kinky billionaire Grey by THR on Oct. 14. He actually was contacted before Hunnam officially dropped out and tested Friday opposite female lead Dakota Johnson for director Sam Taylor-Johnson, author EL James and producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti. Tony-nominated actor Billy Magnussen also tested, as did Francois Arnaud from The Borgias, according to sources.
I can never remember who the f-ck Jamie Dornan is. All I know him for is being married to Keira Knightley. Except turns out, they’re not married, they broke up, and she married some other dude. So I really have no idea who this kid is. Looks like that will soon change.