Dornan was reportedly on a short list with actors Christian Cooke and Alexander Skarsgard, after actor Charlie Hunnam quit as the film's leading man/S&M enthusiast. As of now, the film is set to be released in August 2014—so mark your calendars. And before we distract you with more details about the drama behind the "50 Shades" casting, let's ogle at photos of our new leading man:
Bruce Jenner Filming New, Transformation-Themed Docuseries
The show will be all about him and "his journey" over the past year or so.
Angelina Jolie Might Be Directing Brad Pitt in Her Next Movie
It's about elephants, which already makes it more exciting than Mr. and Mrs. Smith 2.