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The Word: Jamie Dornan is your new Christian in '50 Shades of Grey'

"Once Upon a Time" star Jamie Dornan will reportedly play Christian Grey in "50 Shades of Grey," replacing Charlie Hunnam.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Jamie Dornan attends the '9 Countries, 9 men, 1 Winner' Calvin Klein Photocall at House of Fraser, Oxford Street on September 5, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Jamie Dornan attends the '9 Countries, 9 men, 1 Winner' Calvin Klein Photocall at House of Fraser, Oxford Street on September 5, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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.

 
 
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