Though there has been a lot of speculation, fans need wait no more. Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) will play Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate, The Social Network) will embody Anastasia Steele in the upcoming film version of the dark horse sensation Fifty Shades of Grey. Yesterday, author E.L. James tweeted that the movie will be released on Aug. 1, 2014. From Entertainment Weekly:
Johnson gained some critical attention for her role in the Fox comedy Ben and Kate last season but the single-camera confection about a single mom who lives with her brother (Nat Faxon) was cancelled because of low ratings. After her small, scantily-clad part in The Social Network (she went to bed with Sean Parker, aka Justin Timberlake), she went on to appear in The Five Year Engagement and 21 Jump Street. She is the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson.
For the last six years, Hunnam has starred as Jax Teller in FX’s hit drama Sons of Anarchy. Earlier this year, he was the lead in the movie Pacific Rim.The full piece is here. January Magazine previously wrote about the film project here.
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