Credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images Photo: Emily VanCamp and Joseph Morgan Pose at the Planned Parenthood Federation Of America 2010 Annual Awards Gala

The ink has barely dried, but we finally have word that English actor (and total man candy) Joseph Morgan has officially signed on to play the big, bad Original Vampire Klaus. (Okay, so Ausiello kinda leaked this news early, but it’s always good to know for sure!)

According to Deadline, Morgan was cast after more than 100 hunky, bad ass dudes read for the part. Talk about an accomplishment!

Wanna know more about Joseph? Check our our guide to the man who’ll play Klaus here.

Source: Deadline