A new promo shot has been released for the upcoming romantic drama Fifty Shades of Grey showing actor Jamie Dornan portraying the movie's male lead, Christian Grey. Posted to celebrate the fictional billionaire's birthday, the shot shows Dornan clad in a leather jacket whilst driving the character's famed black Audi R8 Spyder.

Grey is gazing intently at something with that same brooding, yet slightly unsettling glare that author EL James loves to describe in her saucy trilogy. Adapted by Sam Taylor-Johnson, the 2015 movie will feature Dornan as Grey alongside Dakota Johnson, who will play the story's protagonist and narrator, Ana Steele.

The snap follows the first official promo poster for the film that was revealed on Valentine's Day this year. We see the back of a silhouetted Grey standing in front of a large glass window and looking out over Seattle. The shot was captioned with "Mr. Grey will see you now," referencing the first encounter the two main characters have.

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Dornan and Johnson will be joined by a solid and encouraging cast in next year's movie, including Jennifer Ehle, Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden, and Callum Keith Rennie. The plot will follow student Ana as she meets the handsome yet tormented billionaire Grey before embarking on an unorthodox romance.

The production has encountered plenty of issues along the way, not least the departure of former Grey actor Charlie Hunnam, but it seems that the movie is well on the way to successful and timely completion. The movie's first preview scenes aired at CinemaCon in March and surprised fans reported that there was more romance to the kinky film than they'd been expecting.

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Fifty Shades of Grey will be released on the 14th February 2015.

Jamie Dornan
The New Promo Shot Featuring Jamie Dornan As Christian Grey Was Posted Today.

Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson Is Playing Ana Steele In The Movie Adaptation Of EL James' Adult Trilogy.