New 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Casting Rumors: Dakota Johnson And Charlie Hunnam To Star?

Has the much talked about Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation finally found its stars?

The latest actors thrown into the rumor ring are Dakota Johnson (NOT Fanning, you guys) and Charlie Hunnam, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Dakota, who previously starred in the canceled FOX comedy Ben & Kate (and Melanie Griffith's womb) is up for the lead role of Anastasia "Ana" Steele while Sons of Anarchy's Hunnam would play the elusive Christian Grey.


I would call myself a fan of both these actors, but I'm not sure I would have ever predicted either of them for this particular project. I mean, I haven't read the book or anything.

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Fine. I have.

Dakota's comedy prowess has been proven through standout bit roles in films like The Five-Year Engagement and 21 Jump Street, but it will interesting to see if she can take on a more dramatic character if she does in fact get this part. (Is Fifty Shades even a drama? Is it romance? Erotica? Romotica? Yeah, it's romotica from here on.)

Hunnam has stuck to mainly action/thriller fare, including Pacific Rim, Deadfall and The Ledge. He's also in the fantastic but short-lived Judd Apatow series, Undeclared, which you should probably watch if you haven't already. Like, now.

Fifty Shades of Grey will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and it's slated for an August 2014 release.

What do you think about these latest casting rumors? Who would you like to see play Anastasia and Christian?





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  • Maria Williams Was Thurman
    Maria Williams Was Thurman

    matt bomer all the way !!!! charlie is not good looking enuff christian is meant to be a beautiful breath taking man i just dont think it wikll work its a odd coupling i wont be watching it ill stick to the books and my imagination !!!!!

  • Debbie Fielding
    Debbie Fielding

    Charlie aka Jax from SOA is perfect for the roll! He is so hot on his series and he can absolutely make a,woman's heart and other body parts swoon when he gets naked. He has the perfect facial features and the body to play this part! Lets not forget his gorgeous face and expressions. That's a whole other story

  • Barbara Sanchez
    Barbara Sanchez

    i don't like these two!!! i would like alexis bledel for anastasia's role.

  • musicluver23

    NO WAY! Ian Somerhalder is the perfect man for this role, not this guy :(

  • Rose Sara
    Rose Sara

    no no no no no no no no no non on nono non no on no nonnononononononnononononononononno!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and..... wait for it.... NO!

  • Jesaves Okuefuna
    Jesaves Okuefuna

    amanda seyfried would make a good ana

  • Sophia Pembrook
    Sophia Pembrook

    God no. These two are some of the worst actors I've seen so far for this film.

  • Christine L. Banks
    Christine L. Banks

    Rumors. New names are "rumored" every week. Anyway, Dakota looks NOTHING like Ana. She doesn't have Ana's delicate features, big eyes and innocence. She also looks too "mature" despite being 23. Charlie is not nearly attractive enough to play Christian. These two will definitely NOT do.

  • daras

    Ian somerhalder is perfect for the role of christian grey...

  • Stephanie Coronado
  • Pam Lin
    Pam Lin

    not a casting i'm fond of... for either!