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It’s Official: Dakota Johnson Is Anastasia Steele & Charlie Hunnam Is Christian Grey In ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’

It's Official: Dakota Johnson Is Anastasia Steele & Charlie Hunnam Is Christian Grey In 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

There’s a good Labor Day and S&M joke in here somewhere, but we’re still getting coffee in our system so we’ll let you figure that one out, but it looks like the restraints have been put around the first cast member for your Mom’s most highly anticipated erotic drama ever, “Fifty Shades Of Grey.”

Universal Pictures has announced that Dakota Johnson (“The Social Network,” “21 Jump Street“) will take it off and get it on as Anastasia Steele. The news isn’t entirely shocking—it just over a week ago that she was reported as being a contender—but this is official confirmation that should put the rumors around this role to an end. Kelly Marcel has penned the script that will chronicle the hawt relationship between hunky 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey and college student Anastasia Steele. 

Who will take the male lead? Charlie Hunnam‘s name has been kicked around recently, and author E.L. James has tweeted that he has indeed landed that key role, with Universal confirming the casting. Fans, what do you think?

Sam Taylor-Johnson (“Nowhere Boy“) will direct the movie that is already slated to drop on August 1, 2014. Talk about summer heat…

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anatasia steele should be alexis bledel !!

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Since I've learned who was cast I've watched some of his movies and I'll admit he's a good actor and if CLEANED UP he'd pass as Grey, but Johnson is all wrong and now that I'm reading she's not that stable casting her seems to be a cruel thing to do. This could easily be an X rated movie, so I'm guessing it will come away with an R, but even at that what her character has to indure is tough and to be honest she doesn't seem to have the depth the role requires.


Alexis B and Matt Bommer!!!! OMG


Charlie will do great. He's 33 and when shaved and cleaned up looks 28. I saw Pacific Rim and didn't even recognize him. He cleans up really well. I watch Sons of Anarchy and I still think he looks around 28. I'm going to give Dakota a chance since I don't know her. So I won't stone her before she's screwed up the part. I mean, if she sucks, then she sucks, but I'm not going to call that now. No one thought Jennifer Grey could do Dirty Dancing because she wasn't your typical beauty but she proved us wrong. It's all in the acting guys and I think Dakota is cute.

Susan Jackson

Has anyone noticed he looks much older than 28 years. In fact I have a 45 year old son who looks younger … seriously.


Noooooo I cannot believe IT what happen? please change this .they are not good for the movie he looks like 100 years. plzzzz listen to the fans I would like to see MATT BOMER and ALEXIS BLEDEL. they are perfect team. this guy doesn't have anything like the books describe. this is unbelievable.


Idiots, Ian Somerhalder and Matt Bomer are both older than Charlie Hunnam! Somerhalder turns 35 years old in 3 months! Bomer turns 36 next month!


Felicity Jones was offered the role first but declined only because they asked for full frontal nudity! I am so upset because she was so close to being our Ana and now we're stuck with Dakota Johnson! Ugh. Dakota is not the tiny, delicate, big eyed, pretty featured girl that is Ana Steele. It's also reported that offers for her part when to other actresses too before Dakota. Same with the role of Christian. Obviously these 2 were not top of the teams list of choices. I can MAYBE warm up to Charlie, but there is nothing they can do to Dakota to make her the Ana Steele in the books. She may play her personality right, dye her hair brown, and have good chemistry with Charlie but that doesn't change her facial features or her body. Knowing they offered the part to Felicity makes me glad to know that they at least tried to get it right. I still think Garrett Hedlund was a better choice for Christian over Charlie (even though he was never my pick), but he couldn't commit to the whole franchise. I am so disappointed in who they ended up with. No movie for me.




Not happy with the cast. I really picture a very sexy guy , that took my breath away but this Charlie guys doesnt.And for the girl they choose I am not happy . Please change cast . Listen to ur fans E.L James.
MATT bomer and Alexis Bledel now that is the perfect cast .


Xas and Dianne have great points and all this pathetic shade only confirm the level of fandom of this crap. All the respectable A-list and B-list actors REJECTED the project before. Remember the tweet by Emma Watson? Or the instant leak by Matthew Bomer? Or the known "no" by Garrett Hendlund or Mila Kunis? And the worst part the ridiculous ideas of having actors like Michael Fassbender, Anne Hathaway, Emilia Clarke and Christian Bale among other acclaimed stars in this quasi-cheesy mom-porn? A film could affect their careers in a wrong way even with the potential box office cloud?

Seriously, finally two actors will risk their reputation and future prospects to make your film and the best you can do is complaining? This project was doomed since the beginning.

anime freak

OMG . I'm so dissapointed , I can't believe that Charlie is going to play Christian Grey. I thought Christian Grey was handsome and totally sexy . Charlie isn't handsome at all , to be honest , he's more ugly than the fucking creatures from wrong turn , I actually don't care who's going to play Anna Steele, I just want a beautiful man to play Christian , because in the book he is handsome, or not? I want Henry Cavill to play Christian Grey !!!!! How can I bee in love with Christian (Charlie) when he looks old like my grandpa?! How can they bee so dumb ? How can E L James be so dumb ? If she thinks that i will watch this fucking crap of this fucking movie tean she is completely wrong!!!!!!!

Sohini Guha

"Charlie" who? when i saw the actor who signed for the lead, I was like "Gosh, he's so old"
Are they seriously casting this man and ruining all our erotic dreams over the wrong christian grey? If so, then i swear i'll never watch the films. Did they run out of choices? gawd, give'em some brains.


Honestly? Who cares? This whole 50 Shades phenomenon is way over. By the time the movie comes out I doubt there will be anyone but the die hards who care anything about the film. The book was crap, and I doubt the movie will be much better with EL James' involvement.

sue hargreaves

I don't get charlie for christian at all, Elliot yes but definately not Christian, I wanted Ian sommerhalder.


This is SUCH A LET DOWN. SERIOUSLY? this has to be the worst casting ever. OH, MAYBE ITS BECAUSE she has famous parents and grandparents. UGH. C'mon..




GOSH! Such a major disappointment for choosing this girl ( no offense ). Like what others said, she's too OLD to be Anastasia! She doesn't even have the physical attributes of how Ana was described in the book! SUCH A SHAME! please come to your senses and choose the right one!! X_X HORRIBLE!

Fifty fan

I'm warming up to Charlie, but there is nothing they can do to make me feel differently about Dakota for Ana. She isn't even pretty and I know Ana isn't super gorgeous, but she IS pretty and is petite, dainty and delicate, with big eyes and pretty features. Dakota is the opposite. She is tall, and doesn't have assets, and looks older than her own age. I don't understand this casting at all. It seem they only went by chemistry, and nothing else. I know that's very important but I don't know what makes them think that alone will make the fans happy. We do after all determine the success of this film, and not appealing to us is a bad move. Yes we couldn't all have our favs cast but had they actually casted actors that embodied the physical characteristics I think we all would be a bit happier and more accepting. I'm sticking to the books. No movie for me.


Nepotism for sure.


LMAO!! I'm having a great laugh for the screams and deceptions of the crazy fans. People, be grateful the studio found two actors who want to play this trash of film.

No one who wants to be taken seriously as an actor will do it. Someone who just wants to get famous will.


Nepotism? That really isn't the main factor here. Riley Keough (who also isn't a great actress) is the granddaughter of Elvis and I didn't see her name bandied about. And she was engaged to Alex Pettyfer who was supposedly in the running for the role of Christian Grey. I don't think she will do this role justice as she is not that great of an actress. At all. Seriously. E.L. James should have never been given so much weight with the casting.




Tippi Hedren's granddaughter. Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson's daughter. Antonio Banderas's step-daughter.

Interesting. Not one screaming outraged disgusted snarky peep of NEPOTISM!!!


"but this is official confirmation that should put the rumors around this role to an end. "

*should*? how more can you you milk casting rumors after the official confirmation?


No offense to her, but she is UGLY. She also looks too old for her age! She is no Ana Steele, God I hope they come to their senses and change this!


Such a disappointment. If EL James hadn't put so much emphasis on their physical appearances this wouldn't matter so much, but Dakota looks too old, too tall, too model-like, doesn't even have boobs or a pretty face or big eyes. Charlie isn't too bad but he fits more of Elliot to me than Christian and I wanted Henry Cavill, even though I knew that was unlikely. I'm more disappointed with their choice for Ana. They could've done so much better. I don't even understand.


Why do people care if certain actors don't resemble their characters from the book? The book is already trash.

BTW, Playlist, in more interesting casting news, Kurt Russell is taking Denzel's role in Fast 7.


Not her please…this is worse than kristen stewart


She is not Ana at all!

Alan B

Looking forward to this one!

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