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With such films as Marie Antoinette and Somewhere, writer/director Sofia Coppola has carved a niche for herself as cinema’s premiere chronicler of privileged ennui. However, in her latest cinematic offering, The Bling Ring, Coppola steps outside of the insular world of the wealthy and bored to focus her lens on characters desperate to get inside it. My review after the jump. Based on Nancy Jo Sales' Vanity Fair article "The Suspect Wore Louboutins,” The Bling Ring tells the true story of a gang of fame-obsessed, materialistic L.A. teenagers who broke into the homes of such celebrities as Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom, stealing nearly $3 million in cash and belongings. Perhaps out of respect for her real-life source material, Coppola has decided to shoot her young subjects in a more docu-realistic fashion than is typical of the teen movie genre, and the result is a »
- Harrison Pierce
What had ETonline readers buzzing this week?
1. Jamie Dornan to Replace Hunnam in '50 Shades'
Well, that was quick! A little more than a week after Charlie Hunnam dropped out of playing the kinky billionaire Christian Grey, the erotic book-turned-movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, has cast a new leading man!
ETonline can confirm that Irish actor Jamie Dornan (Once Upon a Time, Marie Antoinette) will replace the Sons of Anarchy star in the role of Christian Grey, opposite Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, in the upcoming film adaptation of E.L. James' sexy bestseller.
At this time, Universal and Focus Features have declined to comment on the casting news (first reported by Variety and The Hollywood Reporter).
On October 12, a statement was released by the studios producing the movie explaining that Hunnam's busy TV schedule made it impossible for him to sufficiently prepare for the role of Christian Grey.
It's official now. Author E L James has confirmed previous reports that Jamie Dornan is set to play Christian Grey in the film adaptation of her erotic best-selling book Fifty Shades of Grey. The author Tweeted her excitement Thursday, writing: "Stow your twitchy palms ladies…our man is here. Welcome to #TeamFifty @JamieDornan1." Dornan, 31, steps in for Charlie Hunnam, who backed out of the sexy, bondage-filled film on Oct. 12. The buff Dornan, a former Calvin Klein model and Once Upon A Time actor, is married - sorry, ladies - to the ex-wife of another screen hunk, Colin Farrell. The Irishman »
- Andrea Billups
It’s really official now! Author E.L. James took to Twitter to say that Jamie Dornan will indeed be taking on the coveted role of kinky businessman Christian Grey in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ saying, ‘Our man is here.’
There’s no turning back now, Jamie Dornan! The woman behind Fifty Shades of Grey sent the sexy Irish actor a “welcome to #TeamFifty” tweet on Oct. 24, confirming the news that he will replace Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey in the highly anticipated film adaptation of her erotic novel. Read on to see what E.L. James had to say!
We’re glad that’s settled! After losing one Christian Grey, we couldn’t stand to have Jamie, 31, taken away from us, too. E.L. set our minds at ease when she tweeted:
Stow your twitchy palms ladies… »
Dornan replaces Charlie Hunnam, who left the role earlier this month amid rumours that the Sons of Anarchy and Pacific Rim star had been spooked by overwhelming fan attention, or may have required more input into the script than producers were willing to grant. Studio Universal and director Sam Taylor-Johnson have been searching for a replacement ever since, with the project due for release in nine months time and shooting to start imminently.
Dornan stars as Sheriff Graham Humbert in the ABC series Once Upon a Time and also plays a serial »
- Ben Child
Jamie Dornan is in the process of becoming much more famous now that he's been cast as Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey." The role will not, however, be the first in which he's required to do a big-screen love scene.
The former model and ex-boyfriend of Keira Knightley's first acting role was as Count Axel Fersen in "Marie Antoinette," the 2006 movie directed by Sofia Coppola. The count was Marie's (Kirsten Dunst) lover, and they shared at least one steamy love scene in addition to a number of smoldering looks.
You can re-experience some of that with these two YouTube videos -- one a montage of his scenes and the other that aforementioned bedroom sequence.
With everyone all abuzz over the likelihood that Jamie Dornan will soon be cast as Christian Grey for the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, it got us thinking about some of the other Hollywood hunks who once stripped down to their skivvies as male models before making their way into the acting world. After all, the 31-year-old star did strike a pose in several Calvin Klein underwear campaigns prior to making his film debut opposite Kirsten Dunst in 2006's Marie Antoinette. Here are a few more guys who didn't hestate to flaunt their fabulous figures... Ashton Kutcher: Before he played the dimwitted but loveable Michael Kelso on That '70s Show, starred in such movies as Dude, Where's My »
There’s a new Christian Grey in town. Jamie Dornan, best known for his role as Sheriff Graham Humbert in the ABC series Once Upon A Time, has been cast as Charlie Hunnam’s replacement in the upcoming film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Around two weeks ago, Universal and Focus ran into some trouble when Hunnam left the project. It’s being reported that Dornan was among the actors shortlisted for the part, along with Theo James (Divergent), Christian Cooke (Magic City), Scott Eastwood (Chicago Fire) and True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard, who many thought was the top choice.
Hunnam left the project a couple of week ago due to scheduling conflicts, though we later heard that the real reason for his departure was that he wasn’t being paid enough. »
- Laura Frances
No more gray areas here: Fifty Shades of Grey has apparently found its new leading man. Actor Jamie Dornan has reportedly been tapped to replace Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey in the upcoming movie version of the erotic literary series, beating out such rumored contenders as Broadway star Billy Magnussen and The Borgias actor Francois Arnaud. So who, exactly, is the dashing Brit who'll be filling in Christian Grey's big, um, persona? Here's what you need to know about Jamie Dornan. • He Looks Good Naked: The 31-year-old Northern Irishman is a former Calvin Klein model, having made a splash posing »
- Alexis L. Loinaz
Look who we’ve got to fill Christian’s sexy shoes! Even though Jamie is taking on such a huge role, we think the former underwear model fits the bill perfectly. What else makes him qualified to play such a smoldering part? Keep reading to find out all you need to know about Jamie!
Sexy stud alert! Jamie Dornan, 31, is set to replace Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey in the highly anticipated film adaptation of the E.L. James‘ novel Fifty Shades of Grey. Since the movie is still set for release on Aug. 1, 2014, we need to brush up on our knowledge of Jamie stat — especially since the Irish hunk is also an expectant father!
Jamie Dornan: 5 Things To Know About The New Christian Grey
1. Jamie has modeled for Calvin Klein, Christian Dior and Armani — in his underwear! He also played rugby in college. We’re glad we can get »
- Ivy Jacobson
Dornan will be familiar to TV fans having starred as The Huntsman in Once Upon a Time and serial killer Paul Spector in BBC2's acclaimed drama The Fall. Now that Dornan is heading to the big screen as Bdsm-loving business magnate Christian Grey, Digital Spy uncovers 10 things you need to know about the 31-year-old actor.
1. Jamie Dornan was born on May 1, 1982 in County Down, Northern Ireland to Lorna and James C Dornan. He went to school at Belfast's Methodist College, whose notable alumni include Chris Barrie of Red Dwarf fame and current Ireland rugby players Craig Gilroy and Paddy Jackson. He briefly attended Middlesbrough's Teesside University but dropped out to focus on his acting career.
2. Early in his career Dornan modelled for the »
Well, it appears Friday’s reading alongside Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele has gone down well with Universal Studios and Focus Features. Irish model and Once Upon A Time actor Jamie Dornan has now been confirmed for the lead of billionaire bondage-lover Christian Grey in the big-screen adaptation of E.L. James’ novel, Fifty Shades Of Grey.
Dornan will be swapping fairytales for filth in dark love story in which his character will be charming the panties off virginal college student Anastasia Steele and buttering her up for some steamy shenanigans. The actor, who made his debut in Sofia Coppola’s 2006 period drama Marie Antoinette, replaces the departing Charile Hunnam in the film being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. Shooting begins next month for a release slated for 1st August 2014. He joins the aforementioned Dakota Johnson and Jennifer Ehle, who plays her mother.
The post Jamie Dornan Is The New »
- Craig Hunter
The adaption of E.L. James' best selling Fifty Shades of Grey took a hit a couple of weeks ago, with Charlie Humman dropping out of the pivitol role of Christian Grey. Official sources cited Humman's "immersive TV schedule", though rumours have now surfaced that it was due to battles over a rewrite (Closer scribe Patrick Marber was brought into polish the script after Humman's departure), and the actor's own doubts about the character. But the production has bounced back, with Jamie Dornan (Marie Antoinette, Once Upon A Time. He was also an underwear model, so that'll come in handy) signing on to go into the Red Room of Pain with Dakota Johnson's Anastasia. With all the problems the production has faced in the last few weeks, it's start date to roll cameras of November is looking unlikely, which I feel will put it's August 2014 release date back even further. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
31-year-old Dornan replaces Charlie Hunnam who backed out of the project nearly two weeks ago, setting off the race to find a replacement in time to keep the film's November shoot date.
Dornan is a northern Irish actor, musician and model who did memorable campaigns for Calvin Klein, Dior and Armani. He dated Keira Knightley for two years, and is married to Amelia Warner with whom he's expecting his first child.
More recently, Dornan had a leading role opposite Gillain Anderson in this year's Irish »
- Garth Franklin
Jamie Dornan has replaced Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey in the adaptation of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey, starring alongside Dakota Johnson, reports Variety. The Universal and Focus Features film is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy), wife of Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson, helming from the script by Kelly Marcel and Patrick Marber. Dornan is on ABC's Once Upon a Time series where he plays Sheriff Graham Humbert, with other credits including Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette and BBC's The Fall crime drama. »
And so the Fifty Shades Of Grey bandwagon rolls on. Following Charlie Hunnam’s quick exit from the role of bondage-happy billionaire Christian Grey last week, the filmmakers have been on a hunt for his replacement. The lucky fella – though perhaps we should wait and see if A) he sticks around and B) is embraced by the fervent fan base and general audiences – is The Fall’s Jamie Dornan.Dornan had been one of the names mooted for a while, and was on the list even back when Hunnam was originally announced. Now the 31-year-old, who has appeared on the big screen in Marie Antoinette and Shadows In The Sun but who became better known for TV work in Once Upon A Time and The Fall, is set to romance Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele in all manner of kinky ways. Jennifer Ehle is also aboard, playing Steele’s opinionated mother. »
News Simon Brew 24 Oct 2013 - 07:00
Universal and Focus Features are still firmly on track in their masterplan to have the 50 Shades Of Grey movie ready for August 1st 2014, thus putting it toe to toe with Guardians Of The Galaxy (as one Tweeter put it, it's Rocket Raccoon versus Rampant Ra... no, we'll leave it there). Originally, Charlie Hunnam, of Pacific Rim fame, had been cast as the male lead in the movie, before dropping out a week or two ago.
We finally have our Christian Grey, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the casting of sexy Irish actor Jamie Dornan! Are you as excited as we are about the choice?
Jamie Dornan is set to replace Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey in the highly anticipated film adaptation of the E.L. James‘ novel Fifty Shades of Grey. Negotiations are underway for the actor to officially sign on for the coveted role of Christian, our sister site Variety exclusively reported on Oct. 23. Read on for all the details!
Jamie Dornan Is Christian Grey — Actor Cast In ’50 Shades Of Grey’ Take Our Poll
We think Jamie, 31, looks absolutely perfect for the role of Christian! His chiseled abs and piercing blue eyes are definitely enough to make us weak in the knees!
Jamie, who has modeled for Calvin Klein, Christian Dior and Armani, is no stranger to the screen. He played Sheriff »
- HL Intern
Following Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam's exit from the adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey from Universal and Focus Features, Variety reports they have found a replacement in Jamie Dornan. Audiences might be familiar with the actor and fashion model from his role as Sheriff Graham Humbert on the ABC series "Once Upon a Time" or a small role in Marie Antoinette, but he's a largely unknown name. That move might benefit him as he gets ready to play Christian Grey, the character who has made women of all ages tingle with lust. It'll be interesting to see what fans say with this since there was some anger about Hunnam. Hunnam's departure was said to be about scheduling, but since then many sources have said he had creative differences with the script. Anyway, Dornan joins Dakota Johnson (The Social Network, The Five-Year Engagement) who is playing an impending college graduate named Anastasia Steele, »
- Ethan Anderton
Anastasia Steele has finally met her match. Irish actor Jamie Dornan is in final talks to play the billionarie Bdsm enthusiast Christian Grey in the adaptation of El James’ best-seller Fifty Shades of Grey. Focus/Universal, declined to confirm, but an inside source says the deal is in its final stages. The studio, to say nothing of the trilogy’s ardent fans, was thrown into overdrive when the original Christian, Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam, abruptly bowed out of the production two weeks ago. The casting of 31-year-old Dornan alongside Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia will hopefully steady director Sam Taylor-Johnson »
- Karen Valby
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