And we have a new Christian Grey! After Charlie Hunnam’s surprising departure from the film the search was on for the new Christian. We reported a few days ago that Jamie Dornan and Billy Magnussen had done screen tests and Variety is reporting that Jamie has accepted the role!
Irish actor Jamie Dornan has been tapped to replace Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey in the Universal and Focus adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey”.
Dakota Johnson co-stars as Anastasia Steele with Sam Taylor-Johnson on board to direct.
Universal and Focus Features declined to comment.
Fans that were rooting for Ian Somerhalder and Matt Bomer seem to be taking this new casting news pretty well. I’m excited for Jamie! I have to say, visually, Jamie matches the role a lot more than Charlie did. I wonder what his chemistry will be like with Dakota? Hmm..
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