FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Nabs Charlie Hunnam, Dakota Johnson

The must anticipated S&M adult romance novel turned film Fifty Shades of Grey has landed it’s two leads. Dakota Johnson will play the shy but beautiful Anastasia Steele with Sons of Anarchy and Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam will play the charismatic Christian Grey.

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The news came this morning, thrust out in the world by the author’s official Twitter account:



Rumors have been flying about these casting decisions for months since the book’s film rights were purchased back in March 2012 for $5 million by Focus Features and Universal. It was briefly rumored that Emma Watson (Miss Hermione Granger) would be Anastasia, but she quickly quelled that with a funny tweet saying “who here actually thinks I would do 50 Shades of Grey as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life.”

You may know Dakota Johnson from the now-cancelled series Ben & Kate. She’s definitely got comedy chops so she’ll probably be able to the klutzy side of the character. Her previous credits also include The Social Network, 21 Jump Street, and was a fashion model before the acting bug bit her.

As for Charlie Hunnam, he was most recently seen as the lead in Guillermo Del Toro’s fantastic Pacific Rim and can be seen this fall in FX’s Sons of Anarchy.

So speak up ladies, is this the Christian Grey you imagined?






What do you think of the casting news? Can they pull off the chemistry that lead the book to become a best-seller? Sound off in the comments!

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Kristal Bailey

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With a soft spot for movies that fall into the “So Bad They’re Good” category, Kristal Bailey regularly watches B-movies, 80s comedies, and sci-fi from the 50s and 60s. She also refuses to grow up if that means she has to hide her love for Disney and Pixar films.

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