Jamie Dornan will star as Christian Grey in the upcoming movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey, sources have confirmed.
Last week rumours started circulating that the beardy Irishman was the latest contender for the kinky lead role, after British-born actor Charlie Hunnam pulled out of the movie.
Although we were sorry to see our favourite blonde beefcake go, we can’t help but think the gorgeous Jamie is absolutely perfect for the role.
And now, according to Variety magazine, the former model (Jamie’s posed for the likes of Calvin Klein, Armani and Christian Dior) and all round hottie has committed to the role after impressing a team of casting agents. Producers decided to cast Jamie after screen-testing him against Dakota Johnson, who plays the female lead Anastasia Steele. Suddenly, we’re very jealous of Ms Johnson.
We first fell in love with Jamie in his Calvin Klein days, modelling in his underwear with a stunning (and very lucky) Eva Mendes. Then we realised he had some strong acting abilities too, after we saw him in The BBC’s drama The Fall earlier this year.
If these latest reports are to be believed, then Jamie’s involvement in the Fifty Shades project could see him making film adaptations of all three books in the series. But maybe we’re getting ahead of ourselves a little. For now, we’re happy with the idea that Jamie Dornan and his six-pack could soon be on our cinema screens.
By Olivia Marks