IRISH actor Jamie Dornan has landed the lead role in the movie version of ‘50 Shades’, according to reports.
32-year-old Dornan was brought up in Hollywood in Co Down – however he could be moving to the Californian version if the movie takes off.
The actor is best known for his roles in ‘Once upon a time’ and ‘The Fall’.
He also regularly pictured in gossip magazines as he dated Keira Knightly for two years.
Tony-nominated actor Billy Magnussen also screen tested, as did Francois Arnaud from The Borgias, according to reports.
Pressure was on the find a replacement for Hunnam, as the project was due to begin filming on November 1st.
The studio hopes to have the movie in cinemas in August of 2014.