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:
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