Guy Ritchie - Jamie Dornan wanted for King Arthur

Guy Ritchie wants Jamie Dornan to take the lead role in his King Arthur film series.

The 'Snatch' director was ''blown away'' when he met the 32-year-old actor and is desperate to sign him up for his forthcoming set of blockbuster movies for Warner Bros., but it could prove difficult because of the hunky star's commitment to three 'Fifty Shades of Grey' movies.

A source said: ''Jamie is hot property in Hollywood. Guy was completely blown away when he met him and wanted to offer the part immediately.

''Jamie is keen on the role, too, and his US agents are keen to work out a deal where he'll be able to do both franchises. They have to convince Universal to allow Jamie to make the film with Warner Brothers, which isn't looking promising.''

Dornan is said to be particularly keen to land the role because he doesn't want to be typecast by 'Fifty Shades', in which he plays kinky businessman Christian Grey opposite Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele.

The source added to The Sun newspaper: ''Jamie is keen to take on other roles and prove that he's an adaptable actor.

''He fears the huge 'Fifty Shades' franchise will be all he's associated with.''

It was previously revealed Guy was close to casting Idris Elba in the first of his planned movie series, a reimagining of the story of King Arthur and his legendary knights of the kingdom of Camelot.


Contactmusic

Tags: Guy Ritchie - Jamie Dornan - Idris Elba

Advertisement

More Guy Ritchie

Guy Ritchie Mulling Over Jamie Dornan for 'King Arthur' Movies

Guy Ritchie, the British director behind Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and the Sherlock Holmes movies, is keen to cast Fifty Shades of...

Madonna To Direct 'Adé: A Love Story' Despite Failure Of 'W.E.'

It has been revealed that Madonna is to direct another movie, despite the critical and commercial flop of her second directorial work, W.E. The pop...

Warner Bros Entrusts Guy Ritchie With The Next Big Movie Franchise, Arthur?

Warner Bros are in talks with British director Guy Ritchie to helm a retelling of the Arthurian legend across six movies. The series has been...

Is Guy Ritchie on Track to Make SIX King Arthur Movies?

Guy Richie is facing a mammoth project, according to Deadline. The British director will be translating the legend of King Arthur onto the big screen;...

Advertisement

A Week In Movies: Cage, Stone And Cuddly Creatures In The Croods, Jim Carrey Features In Kick Ass 2 Trailer While New Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer Hits The Web

This week's big global release is the DreamWorks animated prehistoric comedy-adventure The Croods, led by an all-star vocal cast including Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and...

MGM To Announce James Bond 24 Director Soon, Could It Be Guy Ritchie?

MGM say it will announce the director of the new James Bond movie in the near future, but confirmed the film is some three years...

Tom Cruise To Star In Guy Ritchie's 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E'?

Tom Cruise is in early talks to play in the lead in Guy Ritchie's forthcoming movie 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E' based on the original TV...

HM's New Skimpy Beckham Ad Sets Pulses Racing

A semi-naked skimpy Beckham ad will never fail to set pulses racing, but in the new H&M ad, directed by Guy Ritchie, this time around...

Advertisement

Comments

Guy Ritchie Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Guy Ritchie

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All