Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James has announced that Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam will play the main characters of Anastasia and Christian Grey in the forthcoming film.
After months of speculation, actress and model Dakota Johnson has been announced to play Anastasia in the Fifty Shared of Grey Film, while Charlie Hunnam will play Christian Grey.
“I am delighted to let you know that the lovely Dakota Johnson has agreed to be our Anastasia in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.” An hour later, she posted: “The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.”
Johnson, who is 23, is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. She has appeared on screen with Griffith in Crazy in Alabama, her film debut in 1999, but is better known for supporting roles in rom-com The Five Year Engagement and Facebook film, The Social Network, in which she appeared opposite Justin Timberlake.
Newcastle-born Hunnam, who is 33, came to fame after appearing in popular North East TV series, Byker Grove. He has since appeared in Cold Mountain in 2003, Children of Men and, most recently, starred in Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim as the retired fighter pilot Raleigh Becket.