Jamie Dornan Cast in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie

The actor was picked to play Christian Grey just days before the film is set to start shooting.
1:44 | 10/24/13

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Transcript for Jamie Dornan Cast in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie
index," the frenzy over "fifty shades of grey, heating back up. The new leading man revealed days before the film is set to start shooting. Chris connelly has that for us. Reporter: Breaking overnight. "Fifty shades" of casting news. "Variety" reporting, jamie dornan, has been hired to play christian grey. Has a part. Even to inform her team she was comfortable with who she was testing with. Reporter: It was two weeks ago, that charlie hunnam said, I'm full. But it all looks yummy, to the role of a dashingly ultra-wealthy anti-hero, with a few serious control issues. Leading millions to wonder, what leading man would be learning the ropes. As production deadlines loom. Jamie was short-listed. He was a favorite once charlie had fallen out. Reporter: He served under cynthia coppola. But fans know jamie dornan best, for his sheriff role on abc's hit show, "once upon a time." I'm not convinced arresting her is the right thing. Reporter: Doesn't seem to bother dornan. He's whipped them off for top designers, including christian dior, and calvin klein. "The fifty shades" books sold 70 million copies worldwide. Even as many an a-lister took himself out of the running. Because of the racy material, they knew that big stars would probably shy away from that. Reporter: With filming expected to begin next month, this trilogy seems to be tying up jamie dornan for years to come. Are we confident that it wouldn't get the best of him? Reporter: For "good morning america," chris connelly, abc news, new york.

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