50 Shades of Grey: Charlie Hunnam & Dakota Johnson to play Christian Grey & Ana Steele



It’s not Ryan Gosling, nor is it Emma Watson. Neither is it Ian Sommerholder and just forget about Lucy Hale. It’s time you were fully acquainted with Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam because they’re about to get raunchy and saucy on your cinema screens…

E.L James, writer of erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey took to Twitter on Monday to reveal the actors who will be playing the characters of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the movie adaption of the book.

“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,” wrote James. She continued, “The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.”

50 Shades of Grey Charlie Hunnam Dakota Johnson

After long speculation and immense anticipation, it has been confirmed that Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam will be cast as the daring roles of Ana and Christian.

We can hear the boos from here, you’re 50 Shades of disappointed right? Johnson is a bit of a nobody and Hunnam just isn’t Robert Pattinson. But it’s OK, don’t panic and don’t rush to sign that petition to get rid of the chosen actors because we have a few things to reveal to you (about Charlie Hunnam, that is).

So, Charlie Hunnam is pretty much known for his role in Sons of Anarchy and Pacific Rim. He’s hench, he’s buff, he’s handsome, he looks good in a suit and he has that sort of Christian Grey-broodiness about him. He’s not what we pictured whilst reading the novel, but he’ll do.


Over to Dakota Johnson. The actress is daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith and has played in The Social Network and Ben & Kate. Unfortunately, she is no Ana Steele in our eyes. Petite? NO. Big eyes? NO. Brunette? NO. Pale? OK, we’ll give her that. Johnson isn’t our ideal Steele, but her mother Melanie Griffith sure thinks so. The actress announced that she is “proud” that her daughter has landed the saucy role.

Dakota Johnson Anastasia Steele

Update: Jamie Dornan has replaced Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey.

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