Though no official statement has been released regarding Jamie Dornan’s casting as Christian Grey, Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James broke her silence Thursday to tweet her thoughts, with a quote straight from the book.
The tweet read: Stow your twitchy palms ladies… our man is here. Welcome to #TeamFifty @JamieDornan1 x
James broke the original casting of Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson on Twitter, so it was a bit of a surprise that she hadn’t weighed in when Dornan’s casting broke late Wednesday evening. While the world waits for Focus/Universal to confirm that the casting is finalized, at least Dornan can sit tight knowing that the mastermind behind the racy phenomenon welcomes him wholeheartedly to the film and #TeamFifty.
The casting of 31-year-old Dornan alongside Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia will hopefully steady director Sam Taylor-Johnson’s production that is slated to begin shooting mid-November.
Dornan began his career in front of the camera modeling for campaigns like Dior, Armani, and, quite memorably, Calvin Klein underwear. It seems fitting that the man who will play the 28-year-old CEO of Grey Enterprises Holdings, Inc. was once dubbed “the Golden Torso” by The New York Times. He made his film debut in Sofia Coppola’s 2006 movie Marie Antoinette, and has since gone on to guest star as Sheriff Graham in the ABC series Once Upon a Time and play a serial killer in the BBC miniseries The Fall. The six-foot former rugby player married actress Amelia Warner in 2013 and the couple is reportedly expecting their first child together.
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