Jamie Dornan Lands Lead Role in Fifty Shades of Grey

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It looks like we've finally got our Christian Grey....again!

Irish actor and model Jamie Dornan is set to star in the film version of the popular book series, Fifty Shades of Greywritten by Chilean author E.L. James.

Variety first reported the news that the chiseled actor, who starred in Once Upon A Time alongside Puerto Rican Lana Parrilla, would be starring opposite Dakota Johnson in the flick.

Dornan, 31, scored the huge role after the studio's initial choice, Charlie Hunnam, dropped out several weeks ago. Insiders told US Weekly that while Hunnam had "cold feet", Dornan is "all in."

"Jamie has a really good reputation as someone who's really easy to work with, easy going, and is seen as someone who is appreciative of this role," they told the magazine, "It's his charm and personality that are winning people over."

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