Oh boy, oh boy. A little over a week after Charlie Hunnam left his role as Christian Grey due to "scheduling" issues, producers have reportedly found another irresistible male lead for the big-screen adaptation of the novel that launched a housewife movement. Variety writes that Jamie Dornan (whom The Cut introduced us to earlier this month) is in talks to replace Hunnam in 50 Shades of Grey. On the surface (which is all that matters here), the Northern Irish actor has the right qualifications to play the billionaire: Specifically, he’s a one-time Calvin Klein model and former Keira Knightley boyfriend. That alone is reason enough to start doodling his name in your PTA folder, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves – Dornan’s attachment isn’t confirmed and both Universal and Focus Features declined to comment. Meanwhile The Hollywood Reporter points out that supporting roles like Anastasia Steele’s roommate still haven’t been cast, so while everyone would like to get the movie out by August 2014, we’ll have to wait a bit longer to see if that actually happens.
Most Viewed Stories
Amy Adams on Not Being a ‘Celebrity,’ Avoiding Social Media, and Playing Janis Joplin
Sit Back, Relax, and Listen to a Previously-Unreleased Led Zeppelin Track
How Britney Spears and Carly Rae Jepsen Stay Relevant
Which Upcoming Movies Could Flop Harder Than Ben-Hur?
Before The Night Of Finale, Let’s Consider the Murder Suspects
Scandinavia’s Mesmerizing Slow TV Movement Has Become So Popular It’s Now on Netflix
Unsurprisingly, Frank Ocean Has Great Taste in Music and Movies
Here’s What Happens When Vigilante Art Critic Eric André Is Set Loose in NYC
A Stranger Things Glossary: Every Major Film Reference in the Show, From A–Z
Nate Parker: ‘I’m Not Perfect, I’m a Flawed Man, But I’m Willing to Try to Get Better’
Latest News from VultureKanye's ‘Famous’ Music Video Is Now an Art Exhibit, Because What Kanye Wants, Kanye Gets
Well, the sculpture and bed, anyway.Beyoncé Is Reportedly Performing at the VMAs
Crazy in love with this news.Kanye West Gave Paparazzi Free Yeezy Sneakers
‘Tis the season to be Yeezy.Sit Back, Relax, and Listen to a Previously-Unreleased Led Zeppelin Track
A very bluesy "Sunshine Woman."Richard Branson Thought He Was ‘Going to Die’ Following Violent Bike Crash
He was wearing a helmet, thankfully.Nate Parker: ‘I’m Not Perfect, I’m a Flawed Man, But I’m Willing to Try to Get Better’
"I was acting as if I was the victim, and that’s wrong."Mike Colter Brings the Ruckus in a New Teaser for Luke Cage
Punch. Kick. Jab. Strike.A Damn Fine Statue of Lemmy Kilmister Was Unveiled in Los Angeles
Ace of statues.Yas, Music: Broad City Is Getting an Official Soundtrack
Soulstice membership not included.Crank Up the Missy Elliott, Issa Rae’s HBO Comedy Insecure Has Another Teaser
"We're not about to be the black couple fighting in Rite Aid."
Two very different routes to success for non-megastars in the contemporary pop industry.Edward Snowden to Appear at Special Snowden Event; You Know, Via a Satellite, Of Course
Beam Snowden up, Scotty.Limited TV Series About Lou Pearlman in Development
The boy-band manager died last week in prison.Get Schwifty, Rick And Morty’s Justin Roiland Is Starting His Own VR Studio
He's calling it Squanchtendo.Jessica Alba Masters Roomba Pong on Tonight Show
She played against worthy opponent Jeff Foxworthy.Elizabeth Olsen Joins Jason Sudeikis and Ed Harris in Road Trip Drama Kodachrome
Based on A.G. Sulzberger’s 2010 New York Times article, “For Kodachrome Fans, Road Ends at Photo Lab in Kansas.”
Romance is still alive!ABC Orders Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil's Romantic Comedy Pilot Documenting Love
It will be a love story about a modern-day power couple.Harry Connick Jr. and Randy Jackson Will Co-Host a Benefit Concert for Louisiana Flood Victims
The former American Idol judges will co-host Louisiana Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Relief on Labor Day.Robert Zemeckis Will Shepherd a Series Called The Ark to NBC
The Bible goes to space.