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Audiences haven’t even seen Jamie Dornan’s performance as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey yet and the actor already has two new roles on his plate. After finding another part late last month, he’s been attached to The Siege of Jadotville.
In Seige, the Belfast-born actor will play Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan. According to Deadline, the story will be based on an event in 1961, in which Quinlan led 150 UN Irish troops in the Congo after a pro-western leader took control of a region and killed a Congolese leader. Quinlan and his troops overcame adversity, standing firm against a group of 3,000 local troops.
Richie Smyth, who is known for directing U2 and Bon Jovi music videos, will make his feature debut with the project. Kevin Brodbin wrote the script and filming will take place on location in spring 2015. By that point, Dornan will be done will his publicity tour for Fifty Shades.
Last month, Dornan scored a supporting part in The Weinstein Company’s Bradley Cooper chef movie, which is now untitled. John Wells is directing that film.
Fifty Shades, which co-stars Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, opens on Valentine’s Day 2015.
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