The LA Times has announced the new actor taking over the role of Christian Grey!Just last week we got word of Charlie Hunnam’s sudden exit from the movie. Now a new familiar face from ABC’s popular fairy tale show has stepped up to the plate. Jamie Dornan, we know him as The Hunter, is set to star as the young billionaire with a flare for a good beating to his rump. He’s 31, with not too many film credits to his name. The British actor has also just been recently married.
The casting of Dornan — who will play opposite Dakota Johnson’s lead female character — comes shortly after Hunnam departed the Christian Grey role. Producers and Universal Pictures / Focus Features have been keen to replace him quickly to make a November production start date and an August release.
Let’s see if this one stays, but it’s nice to see a fresh face, so that fans may not respond the way they did to Charlie. Remember, this guy is only getting paid $120,000 for a role that will change his life maybe for the worse.