Jamie Dornan broke out as a movie star earlier this year thanks to his starring role in
Fifty Shades of Grey
, and was expected to appear on the big screen again next month in
However, Dornan’s part in the film — about a chef’s second attempt at making it in the restaurant business — has been removed, EW has confirmed.
“In making every film, cuts and adjustments in storylines inevitably occur. In the case of
, Jamie’s role was a small cameo that he was kind enough to do for us and was part of Sienna Miller’s character’s backstory,”
director John Wells said in a statment to EW. “We ultimately decided to focus on Adam Jones’ redemption story.”
Bradley Cooper tackles the starring role of Adam Jones, a one-time chef prodigy who got his start in Paris at age 16. After a huge professional failure, Adam heads to London for a second chance. Sienna Miller plays Cooper’s love interest, who presumably had a past with Dornan’s character.
“I was thrilled to have Jamie,” Wells continued. “His performance was fantastic.”
Next up for Dornan is a war thriller
and Netflix film,
next year, along with reprising his
role in BBC’s
which returns in 2016.
hits theaters Oct. 23.