Jamie Dornan is Christian Grey, the IB Times reported late last night. The announcement comes on the heels of Charlie Hunnam, who was originally cast to play Grey, dropping out of Fifty Shades of Grey for reasons that still aren’t 100% clear. With filming scheduled to begin Nov. 1, the studio was definitely in a hurry to replace its leading man. Thankfully, fans have so far responded favorably to the change up, much preferring the Irish Jamie Dornan over Charlie Hunnam.
Dornan has most recently has a recurring role on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, and also played Kirstan Dunst’s love interest in Marie Antoinette.
The film is still slated to be released Aug 1, 2014.