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Jamie Dornan replaces Charlie Hunnam in Fifty Shades of Grey movie

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Jamie Dornan is replacing Charlie Hunnam in the role of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey movie.

Irish actor Jamie Dornan was among a handful of young heartthrobs to read for the role late last week, TheWrap reported.

Australian actor Luke Bracey, who stars in Max Landis’ directorial debut Me Him Her, was also competing for the role.

Jamie Dornan is replacing Charlie Hunnam in the role of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey movie

Jamie Dornan is replacing Charlie Hunnam in the role of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey movie

Jamie Dornan is being hired to replace Charlie Hunnam, who dropped out of the hotly-anticipated project last week, citing a lack of preparation time due to his TV schedule for Sons of Anarchy.

Sam Taylor-Johnson is directing Fifty Shades of Grey for Universal and Focus. Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti are producing the movie, which is scheduled to hit theaters on August 1st, 2014.

Jamie Dornan is a former rugby player and Calvin Klein model who honed his acting craft in London. It was there that he dated Keira Knightley, who introduced him to her agent.