'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie Rumors: Is Jamie Dornan Leaving Christian Role To Return To ‘The Fall’?

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Will the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie be getting another actor to fill in as its lead male character? Some are afraid Jamie Dornan might follow in the steps of Christian Grey predecessor Charlie Hunnam now that the Irish actor, 31, is slated to return to Belfast to start filming the new season of “The Fall,” Entertainment Wise wrote on Tuesday.

The actor has been filming the film adaption of E.L. James’s best-selling erotic novel in Vancouver since the beginning of December and has been spotted various times shooting Canadian street scenes with his costar Dakota Johnson, while the actors film the movie’s more risqué scenes behind closed doors. His time playing the beloved sexual sadist, however, is nearing its end -- at least for a little while so he can attend to a prior commitment. But fear that Dornan won’t return as the Seattle billionaire is beginning to rise as he sets off to film his crime series “The Fall,” Entertainment Wise reported.

It was confirmed in October that Dornan’s role as Christian Grey wouldn’t affect his work on “The Fall,” with Gub Neal, the executive producer of the successful show, insisted to RadioTimes.co.uk via Entertainment Wise Dornan’s busy schedule wouldn’t conflict. “We have been talking to Jamie for nine months about his role and the Fall schedule is not affected in any way,” he said. “We begin filming at the end of January, beginning of February, and it is a 16 week shoot and nothing has changed.”

Though it doesn’t seem like Dornan plans on leaving the movie, many fans were upset when they heard the popular X-rated sex scenes from the book would be toned down in the movie adaptation to create a rating-friendly grade. Dana Brunetti, one of the producers on the film, was once quoted as saying that he thought it would be “really cool” if the “Fifty Shades” team was able to release an R version so everyone could see it and an NC-17 version so appease loyal fans.

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