Author E L James has confirmed via Twitter that Jamie Dornan will play Christian Grey opposite Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele.
Universal and Focus are mounting the movie, which Sam Taylor-Johnson is directing from a script by Kelly Marcel. Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti are producing the film, which will fog up theaters on Aug. 1, 2014.
Grimes has starred on HBO’s “True Blood” and ABC’s “Brothers and Sisters.” He’s repped by CAA, Global Creative and attorney David Feldman.
Variety broke the news.