10/25/2013 at 10:00 AM EDT
It's official now.
Author E L James
has confirmed previous reports
that Jamie Dornan is set to play Christian Grey
in the film adaptation of her erotic best-selling book Fifty Shades of Grey
The author Tweeted her excitement
Thursday, writing: "Stow your twitchy palms ladies…our man is here. Welcome to #TeamFifty @JamieDornan1."
Dornan, 31, steps in for Charlie Hunnam, who backed out
of the sexy, bondage-filled film on Oct. 12. The buff Dornan, a former Calvin Klein model and Once Upon A Time
actor, is married – sorry, ladies – to the ex-wife of another screen hunk, Colin Farrell
The Irishman has been linked romantically to a host of other famous beauties, including Keira Knightley
, Lindsay Lohan
, Kate Moss
and Sienna Miller
He also appeared in the 2006 Sofia Coppola film Marie Antoinette.