Jamie Dornan: Under Consideration for Fifty Shades of Grey Lead?

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Here we go again. It's time to hop back on board the Fifty Shades of Grey casting carousel.

With Charlie Hunnam out as Christian Grey - reportedly because he had second thoughts about the type of fame such a role would incur - sources now tell The Wrap and The Hollywood Reporter that Jamie Dornan is a leading candidate to take over for the departed star.

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Dornan is an Irish actor best known to American audiences for portraying Sheriff Graham on season one of ABC's Once Upon a Time.

Why would he fit the Christian Grey bill?

He posed in Calvin Klein underwear ads (below) opposite Eva Mendes a few years ago, so the guy has no problem getting nearly naked.

And he's a relative no name, which may be what producers are now seeking.

Fifty Shades of Grey is considered a risky role, one that no established A-lister will take. But the right up-and-comer may be willing to sign on for said risk in order to propel his career.

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Other names now being bantered about include Alexander Skarsgard, Theo James and Christian Cooke.

The movie is scheduled to begin production next month, meaning a new casting announcement will be made any day.

What do you think of Dornan, readers? Would he make a solid Christian Grey?

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He's too short. Christian's over 6ft. If they had stuck to the books and cast a petite Ana instead of a ridiculously tall one it wouldn't matter as much.

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Slap some blue contacts on this guy and he would make a great Christian! I am SO sick of people saying Ian( he is 5'7"...way too short to play CG!) or Alexander Skardgard(he's way to old to play someone the 20's!). A relatively unknown would be perfect for CG. Now we just need a new Ana...

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@ Cassidy

Christian has gray eyes, not blue. Ian's 5'10" which is 1 inch shorter than his guy. It wouldn't be so bad had they stuck to the books and cast a petite Ana but no they cast someone tall! So dumb. I absolutely agree she needs to be replaced. She's not Ana.

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Meh....I still throw my hat in for Ian Somerhalder.

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He's a lot more what I would expect for a Christian Grey. I didn't want to see it with the other guy but I would watch it if they casted This guy.

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I'd actually watch it now. He was great on OUAT, and I definitely think he'd be a great Christian. So glad Charlie is out.

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Stephen Amell...ck him out in Arrow

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first: hire a grass mower for his sickmaking beard.

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Scott Eastwood should play the role of Christian Grey!!!!!

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Alexander Skarsgard Alexander Skarsgard Alexander Skarsgard Alexander Skarsgard Alexander Skarsgard Alexander Skarsgard need i say more??? lolol

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I will stick with Alex Skarsgard thank you. I know he is gorgeous and can actually act.

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@ D

Ewwww! He's 40 and Christian is supposed to be in his 20's....NO WAY!

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@ D

People keep saying this man is gorgeous, when in reality, all he has is a nice body. He has a creepy, wrinkly face and is WAY too old for Christian.

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@ Eduarda

Are you crazy :S? He is perfect for the role. Alex is too old.