'Fifty Shades of Grey': First Photo of Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey Debuts

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Dornan and Dakota Johnson star in the adaptation of EL James' erotic novel.

Christian Grey is in the driver's seat.

The first official photo of Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey has been released, featuring the actor giving a smoldering look from the seat of his car.

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Based on EL James' popular erotic novel, Fifty Shades of Grey stars Dornan as a handsome and wealthy entrepreneur who becomes the steamy love interest of college student Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson.

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Sam Taylor-Johnson is directing the project, which also features Eloise Mumford as Anastasia’s best friend, Kate Kavanagh; Victor Rasuk as Anastasia’s close friend José; Jennifer Ehle as Anastasia’s mother, Carla; Max Martini as Grey’s bodyguard; and Marcia Gay Harden as Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey, the adoptive mother of Christian Grey, Mia Grey (Rita Ora) and Elliot Grey (Luke Grimes).

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Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and James are producing the film, with Marcus Viscidi executive producing.

Dornan joined the project after the original lead, Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam, dropped out.

Universal and Focus Features are releasing Fifty Shades of Grey on Valentine's Day 2015.

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