MUMBAI: Jamie Dornan is all set to play Christian Grey in the film adaptation of the superhit novel, Fifty Shades of Grey that is expected to go on floor in November.
Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ adaptation of the book was to have Charlie Hunnam as the lead earlier, who backed out of the project more than a week ago. Negotiations with Dornan are in progress.
Dornan is the star of the UK series The Fall and is also known for playing The Huntsman in ABC’s Once Upon A Time. Dakota Johnson will be the female lead for the movie. A release date of August 1, 2014 has been set. If the first movie does well, then Dornan could stay on for the rest of the movies in the series as well.
Juno Temple and Frank Grillo were also offered roles but they too turned it down. Dornan has been in the news earlier for dating Kiera Knightley for a while.