BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO
The long wait is over.
Calvin Klein model Jamie Dornan is stepping into the role of Christian Grey in the big screen version of E L James' "Fifty Shades of Grey," per Variety.
The former "Once Upon A Time" hunk replaces Charlie Hunnam, who exited the film earlier this month.
The U.K.-based Dornan was first revealed as a contender for the role of kinky billionaire Grey by THR on Oct. 14. He is the star of the U.K. series The Fall and might be best-known to U.S. audiences for playing the Huntsman in ABC's Once Upon a Time.
Universal was under pressure to begin production Nov. 1 on the high-profile project in order to meet an Aug. 1, 2014, release date. If Dornan's deal closes, he will be signed for three and possibly four Fifty Shades movies based on the erotic book, assuming the first film is successful.