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E.L. James Confirms Jamie Dornan is the New Christian Grey

Jamie Dornan

Credit: Photo By: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Let’s hope second time’s a charm in this case! After reports surfaced this week that Jamie Dornan would be replacing Charlie Hunnam in 50 Shades of Grey, the book’s author, E.L. James has confirmed the Irish actor’s starring role in the film.

“Stow your twitchy palms ladies… our man is here. Welcome to #TeamFifty @JamieDornan1 x,” she tweeted Thursday.

The actor is best known for his role on Once Upon a Time, although he’s also modeled for designers like Calvin Klein. The 50 Shades of Grey team had to work quickly to find a replacement for Charlie, after he dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Dakota Johnson will still portray Anastasia Steele.

The movie is reportedly set to begin filming on Nov.5 in Vancouver, Canada.