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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.

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.

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?