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Sorry Ian Somerhalder fans, it may not be Fifty Shades of Grey (yet!), but The Vampire Diaries star has landed his hot self a new movie role.

According to Screen Daily, The Vampire Diaries star is now shooting the sci-fi action thriller The Anomaly, alongside Luke Hemsworth (elder brother of Chris and Liam), Brian Cox, Alexis Knapp, and Noel Clarke.

Noel is also directing the film, which is about “a traumatized ex-soldier who wakes up in the back of a van, alongside a kidnapped boy, to find that he only has only nine minutes and 37 seconds of consciousness to work out why and how he got there.”

It’s not clear what character Ian is playing; Screen Daily says this is Luke’s first lead film role, so that implies that he’s playing the soldier. Anyway, shooting is now underway in London and New York, and Ian tweeted on June 2, “Wheels down in London- ciao beautiful Italy...”

Ian has been in several movies — from The Rules of Attraction to How to Make Love to a Woman — but thanks to Lost and TVD he's best known as a small screen guy. Obviously Mr. Smolderhotter deserves more of a big screen showcase, so we hope this is just the start of many more big roles (including Christian Grey)!

Sources: Screen Daily, @IanSomerhalder