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Jamie Dornan to star in 'Fifty Shades' film

By Friday, 25 October 2013 10:46 0

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan will replace Charlie Hunnam in the role of billionaire Christian Grey in the screen adaptation of the best-selling erotic novel, "Fifty Shades of Grey," author E.L. James said on Thursday.

Hunnam's departure, six weeks after he had been announced on September 2 as the film's male lead, put producers on the spot to fill the role quickly because filming is expected to start early next month.

"Stow your twitchy palms ladies ... our man is here. Welcome to #TeamFifty @JamieDornan1 x," James said on Twitter.

Universal Pictures did not immediately confirm James' casting news.

Dornan, a 31-year-old former Calvin Klein fashion model, will star alongside American actress Dakota Johnson in the film directed by Sam Taylor-Wood.

The movie is slated to be released by Universal Pictures' Focus Features in August.

Dornan has appeared in Sofia Coppola's 2006 18th century period film, "Marie Antoinette," and more recently played the Huntsman in ABC network's fairytale TV series "Once Upon a Time" in its first and second seasons.

"Fifty Shades of Grey," about a passionate relationship between literature student Anastasia and the wealthy and mysterious entrepreneur, Christian Grey, was published in 2011 and became a cultural phenomenon, spawning offshoots and parodies.

Described as "mummy porn" by critics, James's debut novel, the first in the "Fifty Shades" trilogy, became Britain's fastest paperback to reach 1 million sales.

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