Though both Universal and Focus Features declined to comment, Variety claims that "Fifty Shades of Grey" has found its new Christian Grey in actor Jamie Dornan of ABC's "Once Upon a Time."
The role of the BDSM master and business tycoon was originally handed to "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam, but he bowed out of the role earlier this month, citing scheduling conflicts with the show. Many speculated, however, that the offer of $125,000 wasn't hefty enough to keep Hunnam on board; others surmised that the young actor wanted to avoid becoming the next R-Patz.
Hunnam's original casting inspired lots of ire among the Internet, where "Fifty Shades of Grey" fans feel especially protective of the erotic novel. Though they wanted "White Collar's" Matt Bomer, fans seem to be happier with Dornan than Hunnam.