Jamie Dornan will be the new Christian Grey, according to "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James.
Dornan, 31, who played hunky Sheriff Graham Humbert in ABC's
"Stow your twitchy palms ladies...our man is here. Welcome to #TeamFifty @JamieDornan1 x," James confirmed in a tweet Thursday.
Variety reported this week that the scruffy British actor was the new star of the Sam Taylor-
"Jamie has a really good reputation as someone easy to work with, easygoing and is seen as someone who will be very appreciative of this role," a source told Us Weekly. "It's his charm and personality that is winning people over."
The Irish actor fills in for Hunnam, who abruptly dropped out of the highly anticipated project Oct. 12. Since the announcement, the studio appeared to have scrambled to recast its co-lead in order to make the November production start date and the film's August release.
Dornan has previously appeared in
Unfortunately, the actor is off the romantic market. Dornan married singer-songwriter
earlier this year and announced in June that they're expecting their first child.
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