Everybody's favorite lovingly sadistic billionaire heartthrob has been cast: Jamie Dornan will play Christian Grey in the film adaptation of E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Dornan, as fans of the book know, isn't the first Christian Grey. The casting of
That left filmmakers little time to secure a new Christian Grey -- the movie is scheduled to begin shooting in November. Dornan had been rumored to be on the shortlist before.
Like Hunnam, Dornan is a Brit best known to American audiences for a television role. He plays the Huntsman/Sheriff Graham on
Author E.L. James tweeted the news on Thursday. Reaction -- at least on
The film adaptation of James' bestseller is slated for release in the summer of 2014.