Be at peace, "50 Shades of Grey" fans: Though Charlie Hunnam got spooked and ditched the role of Christian Grey, they are still totally making a movie. And they've reportedly already found a replacement: "Once Upon a Time" star Jamie Dornan.
After Hunnam's abrupt departure, Universal decided to cast more of an unknown, according to Variety. Dornan, who hails from Northern Ireland, has been a Calvin Klein underwear model, played a serial killer in "The Fall," and he currently stars on ABC's "Once Upon a Time" as sheriff Graham Humbert. Sounds like he's got the perfect trifecta: Sexy, creepy, and not famous enough to put up a fuss about, say, showing his butt. If they're lucky he'll be illiterate too, so he won't get a chance to read the script and realize what the heck he signed on for.
Dakota Johnson, meanwhile, has stuck with the role of Anastasia Steele, and she presumably had a big say in Dornan's selection: Producers say Johnson is playing an active role in finding her costar.
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“She’s helping us look through the candidates to see which chemistry kind of captures our attention,” producer Michael De Luca toldE! News.
“She’s just so Anastasia Steele. She’s the best partner a producer could have.”
Guess it's true what they say: Subs are the ones with all the power.