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Guy Ritchie reportedly wants Jamie Dornan for new King Arthur role

Jamie Dornan

is hot property in Hollywood right now. So it comes as no surprise to hear reports that

Guy Ritchie

wants the

Fifty Shades of Grey

star to take the lead role in his new

King Arthur

film franchise. According to the


, Guy was “

completely blown away

” when he met Jamie and “

wanted to offer him the part immediately


Guy Ritchie © Photo: Getty Images
Guy Ritchie reportedly wants Jamie Dornan to star in his upcoming King Arthur film

Guy is now said to be desperate to sign the 32-year-old up to play the legendary king in a forthcoming set of blockbuster – but it will mean some

serious negotiations

because of Jamie’s commitment to the

Fifty Shades

series.“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,” the insider added.“They have to convince Universal to allow Jamie to make the film with Warner Brothers, which isn’t looking promising.”

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Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey

Jamie is said to be especially eager to land the role to

avoid being typecast

as Christian Grey.“Jamie is keen to take on other roles and prove that he’s an

adaptable actor

,” the source added. “He fears the huge

Fifty Shades

franchise will be all he’s associated with.”Guy has taken some time out of directing recently to

spend time with his family

– his partner

Jacqui Ainsleywelcomed their third child

this year.

But he is set to return to the silver screen with

two upcoming projects

, following his 2011 film,

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

. Next year he will unveil his reboot of

The Man From U.N.C.L.E

, starring Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill, followed by his new movie

King Arthur

, which has been scheduled for release in July 2016.

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