Who Will Replace Charlie Hunnam in Fifty Shades of Grey: Jamie Dornan, Alexander Skarsgard Possible Candidates?

10:40 AM EDT 10/16/2013 by Mara Favis, Celebeat Reporter

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The search is back on for the Christian Grey part in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, after Charlie Hunnam announced that he is dropping out of the movie on Saturday, Oct. 12, Us Weekly reported.

After the 33-year-old actor was initially cast on Sept. 2, fans created an online petition that demanded the replacement of the actor by Matt Bomer. However, it looks like other actors may be in the running instead.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Irish actor Jamie Dornan is on the list of possible replacements.  The 31-year-old actor plays Paul Spector in the U.K. TV series The Fall, and also played the role of Sheriff Graham/The Huntsman on ABC's Once Upon a Time.

Aside from Dorman, another popular hunk is reportedly under consideration: 37-year-old True Blood actor Alexander Skarsgard. THR also revealed that actors Christian Cooke and Theo James are also under consideration. 26-year-old Cooke currently stars as Mercutio in the new Carlo Carlei-directed Romeo and Juliet film meanwhile 28-year-old James played David in Underworld: Awakening.

Universal Pictures and Focus Features said in a statement that Hunnam left the film due to his "immersive TV schedule." A source revealed to Us Weekly that "the project wasn't appearing to shape up as expected," and that Hunnam was "not happy" with the script. On the other hand, Dakota Johnson is still committed to her role as Anastasia Steele.

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