A relatively unknown actor has landed the part of the sexually dominant Christian Grey, Yahoo! reports.
Irish actor Jamie Dornan, 31, will replace "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey in the film adaptation of E L James' best-selling erotic fiction series "Fifty Shades of Grey."
Dakota Johnson, 24, will remain as submissive virgin Anastasia Steele. Johnson is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith.
The "Fifty Shades" film will only be Dornan's second major movie credit, having played Count Axel Fersen in Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette" in 2006. He also recently played Sheriff Graham/The Huntsman on ABC's "Once Upon a Time" and a twisted serial killer in "The Fall," a BBC series available on Netflix.
Sam Taylor-Johnson is directing "Fifty Shades of Grey" for Universal Pictures and Focus Features and the movie is slated to open on Aug. 1, 2014.