It's officially official!
The good news was announced Thursday afternoon by none other than E.L. James via Twitter.
"Stow your twitchy palms ladies… our man is here. Welcome to #TeamFifty @JamieDornan1 x"
OK, deep breaths people.
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"They think she could handle whoever the guy is."
News first broke that Hunnam had dropped out of the coveted role in early October, giving Dornan only days to prepare for the make-or-break audition.
Novelist and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis gave his seal of approval on Thursday, Oct. 24, telling his Twitter followers, "I think that Jamie Dornan is the perfect choice to play Christian Grey in FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. Smartest casting decision in a long time."
And it looks like Dornan's already got quite a roster of celebrity supporters.
"#50ShadesOfGrey just got real. So fu$!in psyched. #blameIreland."
Lena Dunham has also been campaigning for Dornan on Twitter ever since his name was thrown into the casting ring. On Oct. 23, the star and creator of Girls couldn't contain her excitement.
"I'm a monstrous @JamieDornan1 fan. Wasn't allowed to be attracted to him on The Fall bc he played a sexmurderer. 50 Shades is my big chance," she tweeted. "Wait, Christian Grey isn't a murderer right?"
And it's just a matter of weeks before Dornan and Johnson hit the steamy set.