So. While I was gearing up to give birth to my thirdborn, we had some devastating news. Charlie Hunnam dropped out of his role as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie. When I first saw the headline I was shocked, saddened, and torn apart. I really, really, really wanted to see Charlie
naked take on this complicated character. But in all seriousness, I can also see why he might have changed his mind. There’s been much speculation about who the new Grey would be, and here he is folks! Jamie Dornan will be replacing Hunnam, and is in the final stages of contract negotiation. Click inside for more!
The Hollywood Reporter has the story:
Jamie Dornan has been chosen as the new Christian Grey for Universal and Focus’ adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Negotiations with the actor now are underway.
Charlie Hunnam infamously backed out of the project a week and a half ago, setting off a feverish pursuit to find his replacement. Hunnam and Universal cited a scheduling conflict as the reason for his exit, but THR reported that he was uncomfortable with the media and fan frenzy surrounding the project. Universal was forced to hire bodyguards for the Sons of Anarchy actor at a premiere, and two appearances to promote the show were canceled. Hunnam, who also is a writer (he penned the gothic horror screenplay Vlad for Brad Pitt’s Plan B and Summit Entertainment), also is said to have had issues with Kelly Marcel’s adaptation of the runaway best-seller…
The 31-year old Dornan is star the U.K. series The Fall. He may be known to US audiences for playing the Huntsman in ABC’s Once Upon a Time. Born in Northern Ireland, he’s a former Calvin Klein model, dated Keira Knightley for two years.
Unfortunately for me, I have no clue who this guy is. I’ve seen his throwback Calvin Klein ads, but maybe you Once Upon A Time fans can clue me in. Do y’all see Dornan transforming into the Christian Grey?
At the very least, he is extremely hot. I don’t know about you but I plan to work through the pain of losing Hunnam via the photo gallery above. Holla!