Yesterday, Variety had the exclusive about Jamie Dornan being cast to replace Charlie Hunnam about four days before filming starts on 50 Shades of Grey. And, despite reports, Dakota Johnson never actually dropped out, so she’s his co-star.
The Northern Irish actor, 31, is a former model and current hot piece since he’s an underwear model too.
He is also, apparently, willing to work for as little as $125,000 in a movie that’ll blacklist him from prestige projects for the rest of his natural life. Same goes for Dakota, actually, since not even being Melanie Griffith’s daughter can save her from this mess.
In any case, the casting of Jamie was actually unconfirmed yesterday when reported by Variety. However, now the author has confirmed on Twitter.
— E L James (@E_L_James) October 24, 2013
And, in case you missed this yesterday, a journo from the Hollywood Reporter added more names to the “I’ll pass, thanks” pile.
Sources telling THR that Juno Temple passed on the part of Kate, Anastasia's best friend, and Frank Grillo passed on bodyguard Taylor.
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) October 24, 2013