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Meet The New Christian Grey, Jamie Dornan

Alex Reed |
October 24, 2013 | 12:17 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

(Facebook, Jamie Dornan)
(Facebook, Jamie Dornan)
Get ready to turn fifty shades of pink over the newly recast Christian Grey.

Charlie Hunnam, who backed out of the Universal and Focus adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey” nearly two weeks ago, will be replaced by Northern Irish actor and model Jamie Dornan.

Hunnam backed out of the role due to scheduling conflicts with “Sons of Anarchy,” and an upcoming film. However, according to Variety, Hunnam’s doubts about the role were also a contributing factor.

But, something tells me he won’t be missed too much after fans take one look at Dornan.

He is a best known for his role as Sheriff Graham in ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” and BBC Two’s “The Fall.” Dornan has also modeled for Calvin Klein, Armani and Christian Dior. (Charlie, who?)

Dornan was among several actors shortlisted for the role, according to the Huffington Post. He was brought back in last Friday for tests with Dakota Johnson, who will play Anastasia Steele, and has entered negotiations.

Despite the casting chaos, the film is still set to begin production in November under director Sam Taylor-Johnson. As of now, it is also still expected to hit theaters on Aug. 1, 2014.

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