We finally have our Christian Grey, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the casting of sexy Irish actor Jamie Dornan! Are you as excited as we are about the choice?
Jamie Dornan is set to replace Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey in the highly anticipated film adaptation of the E.L. James‘ novel Fifty Shades of Grey. Negotiations are underway for the actor to officially sign on for the coveted role of Christian, our sister site Variety exclusively reported on Oct. 23. Read on for all the details!
Jamie Dornan Is Christian Grey — Actor Cast In ’50 Shades Of Grey’
We think Jamie, 31, looks absolutely perfect for the role of Christian! His chiseled abs and piercing blue eyes are definitely enough to make us weak in the knees!
Jamie, who has modeled for Calvin Klein, Christian Dior and Armani, is no stranger to the screen. He played Sheriff Graham Humbert in ABC’s Once Upon a Time and currently plays a serial killer on popular Irish show The Fall. He also starred opposite Kirsten Dunst in Sofia Coppola‘s Marie Antoinette.
It will definitely be interesting to see him play the sadomasochistic businessman on the big screen. And his chemistry with actress Dakota Johnson, who is signed on to play Anastasia Steele, must be off-the-charts!
Dakota Johnson Is Helping Pick Her ’50 Shades’ Co-Star
HollywoodLife.com reported that Dakota, 24, was helping producers pick her co-star.
“She’s just so Anastasia Steele. She’s the best partner a producer could have,” Michael De Luca, one of the movie’s producers, told E! News.
Michael said Dakota was playing an integral part in casting Christian by “helping us look through the candidates to see which chemistry king of captures our attention.” With that kind of thoroughness, we’re sure Dakota and Jamie will have a sizzling onscreen love connection! We can’t wait to see these two sexy stars in action.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you happy with the casting decision of Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey? Let us know.
— Julianne Ishler