Dakota Johnson And Charlie Hunnam Cast As Leads In '50 Shades Of Grey' Movie

50 shades of grey cast dakota johnson charlie hunnamDavid Livingston and Michael Loccisano / Getty ImagesDakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam will star in the movie adaptation of ’50 Shades of Grey.’

After months of speculation, “50 Shades of Grey” author E.L. James announced on Twitter that the lead roles of the movie adaptation have been cast.

Dakota Johnson will star as Anastasia Steele, a 21-year-old college senior, and Charlie Hunnam will play Christian Grey, a successful and wealthy young entrepreneur.

James, who was recently named the World’s Top-Earning Author by Forbes, tweeted on Monday:

Johnson, 23, is the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. She is best known for her leading role in Fox’s one-season comedy, “Ben & Kate,” and a cameo as the one-night-stand partner of Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake) in “The Social Network.”

Fresh off his summer blockbuster “Pacific Rim,” Hunnam currently stars in FX’s “Sons of Anarchy.”

The role of Anastasia was a coveted one, and the likes of Emma Watson, Shailene Woodley, Alicia Vikander and Analeigh Tipton were all considered.

Hunnam allegedly won out over Armie Hammer, Matt Bomer, Ian Somerhalder, Henry Cavill, Alex Pettyfer, Robert Pattinson, and Alexander Skarsgard.

The best-seller’s movie adaptation is expected to hit theatres in August 1, 2014.

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