’50 Shades of Grey’ Lands a New Lead
It looks as though Universal Pictures (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has found its Christian Grey once again — and if the buzz is indication, the studio’s second choice for the lead is going over much better than its first.
Multiple publication outlets, including The Hollywood Reporter, have announced that the role in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey is likely to go to Irish actor Jamie Dornan. While Dornan isn’t yet a huge name, his roles on Once Upon a Time and the BBC’s The Fall have garnered significant critical acclaim . The Fall, in which Dornan plays a serial killer on the streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland, has been particularly noted for displaying the kind of range fans of the book have been clamoring for.
If you haven’t been paying attention to news about Fifty Shades of Grey, Dornan’s landing the role of Christian Grey was made possible by the shocking exit of Charlie Hunnam, Universal’s original choice for the role.