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A casting decision has been made for the upcoming "Fifty Shades of Grey" films. Irish actor Jamie Dornan will be cast as Christian Grey in the film adaptation of the popular book series, according to reports.
An official statement has not yet been made, but Variety reported that Dornan was picked to star in the film.
The casting of Christian Grey has been quite an evolving story.
Early in September in was announced that the "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam would be taking the role of Christian Grey, but now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, there has been a change. It seems his television schedule is keeping him too busy to accept the role.
"The filmmakers of Fifty Shades of Grey and Charlie Hunnam have agreed to find another male lead given Hunnam's immersive TV schedule which is not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey," Universal Pictures said in a statement.
Jamie Dornan will be staring along side Dakota Johnson. Early in September, the author who penned the popular "Fifty Shades" book series, E.L. James, made the casting announcements herself via her Twitter account.
"I am delighted to let you know that the lovely Dakota Johnson has agreed to be our Anastasia in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey," the author tweeted.
Dakota Johnson is also no stranger to the big screen. She played the role Fugzay in the recent comedy movie "21 Jump Street." She has also had a few television roles, most recently on the series finale of NBC's "The Office."
The first movie in the "Fifty Shades" series is set to hit theaters in August of 2014.