(PCM) Finally putting all the rumors to rest, “50 Shades Of Grey” author E.L. James took to her twitter account to reveal which actor and actress will land the coveted roles of lead characters Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey for the film adaptation of her best-selling book series.
The film, which will be released by Focus Features on August 1, 2014 in North America, is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside E L James, the author of the #1 bestselling book on which the film is based. The screenplay is by Kelly Marcel.
The role of Anastasia will be played by actress Dakota Johnson and Christian will go to actor Charlie Hunnam. Personally, I am thrilled with this casting announcement, however many others are having mixed reaction.
Dakota Johnson is best known for her role on the short-lived sitcom “Ben & Kate” while Charlie Hunnam has had great success with his role as Jax Teller on the hit FX network series “Sons Of Anarchy”.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey and college student Anastasia Steele. Subsequent novels in the series, “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed,” explore the couple’s deepening relationship. For more information please see the official Fifty Shades of Grey Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/fiftyshadesofgreymovie.
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