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by Nigel M Smith
September 2, 2013 11:35 AM
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Dakota Johnson to Play 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Heroine Anastasia Steele

The search for Anastasia Steele, the much speculated over female leading role in the anticipated film adaptation of E.L. James' literary phenomenon "Fifty Shades of Grey," is over. The author this morning Tweeted that the character will be played by Dakota Johnson, best known for playing Kate in the now defunct Fox comedy series "Ben and Kate."

The 23-year-old Johnson, who is the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, has also had small parts in "The Social Network," "21 Jump Street" and "The Five-Year Engagement." The Sam Taylor-Johnson-directed film will be released by Focus Features on August 1, 2014.

The erotic books (which originated as fan fiction for the "Twilight" series) follow the relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young businessman Christian Grey (who has yet to be cast).

The trilogy has been translated in 50 languages worldwide since its release, and has to date sold over 70 million copies worldwide in e-book and print, making it one of the fastest-selling book series ever.


  • Anastasia Steele | December 26, 2013 8:13 AMReply

    The first scene shot in a coffee shop outside the purported building housing the Grey Enterprises, the telecom company owned by the self-made billionaire Christian Grey, showed the protagonists enjoying coffee in an informal setting while exchanging the contract. Hence, Sam Taylor-Johnson concluded the shooting of the crucial ‘contract scene...
    Anastasia Steele

  • Anastasia steele | December 19, 2013 7:09 AMReply

    Jamie Dornan he would play Christian Grey in the upcoming Fifty Shades Of Grey movie and cast decided to hire him Max Martini as bodyguard , according to a report.
    What about the movie Fifty Shades Of Grey need to wait till 2015 valentines...
    Anastasia Steele
    Nice Blog...

  • Shavonne | September 2, 2013 4:44 PMReply

    What nepotism??? Melanie Griffith hasn't been a force to be reckoned with in years and neither has Don Johnson since Nash Bridges. The problem is that she is not that great of an actress. I understand that trying to cast this movie has been pretty hard (not unlike casting for 'Shame') but seriously, Emilia Clarke was unavailable??

  • Jamie | September 3, 2013 1:41 AM

    Emilia Clarke is exactly the Ana I pictured to look like. Petite, innocent looking, beautiful, delicate and sexy esp when it's about to get down. And of course, a really good actress. For the guy, I was really hoping it to be Henry Cavill which obviously, is impossible. Wouldn't it be really great if Khaleesi and Superman are together.

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