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Dakota Johnson: Anastasia Steele in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie!

Dakota Johnson: Anastasia Steele in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie!

UPDATE: The role of Christian Grey has officially been cast – find out who is playing the leading man!
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Dakota Johnson has landed the coveted role of Anastasia Steele in the upcoming movie Fifty Shades of Grey!

The news was confirmed by E.L. James, the author of the book series.

“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,” E.L. tweeted.

The film follows Anastasia, a young college graduate who has a sexual awakening with Christian Grey, a young businessman who introduces her into S&M. The role of Christian has yet to be cast, but recent rumors point to Charlie Hunnam landing the role, according to Deadline.

Fifty Shades of Grey, which will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti, will hit theaters on August 1, 2014.

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54 Responses to “Dakota Johnson: Anastasia Steele in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie!”

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  1. 1
    Kate Says:

    OMG! Finally! Some news!

  2. 2
    lala Says:

    mmm she looks a bit old :/

  3. 3
    Jenny Says:

    Who cares about this stupid thing anyway.

  4. 4
    kitty Says:

    haha i knew that Minka kelly’s casting rumours was a JOKE. Dakota will be great!

  5. 5
    dee Says:

    she is ugly

  6. 6
    Tara Says:

    Wow, Don Johnson & Melanie Griffith’s daughter is all grown up now! I remember seeing pics of her as a little girl…

  7. 7
    Hallie Says:

    @lala:

    she’s only 23(24 next month) but I agree this photo makes her look older, could be the dark hair?

  8. 8
    Tara Says:

    The only movie I’ve seen her in was in The Social Network, she was the blonde chick who slept with Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake) Just a small role

  9. 9
    Is this a joke? Says:

    Who?

  10. 10
    lala Says:

    @Hallie: but we have to see her with dark hair for the role right? O.o

  11. 11
    pika Says:

    in this pic it looks like she has a long forehead

  12. 12
    Emma Says:

    Boy oh boy…nepotism left and right…but I guess only a lousy “actress” would agree to play that dumb character…

  13. 13
    cute Says:

    She looks cute and all, but anyone that will work on that movie will not considered for serious characters after this

  14. 14
    *crickets* Says:

    not my idea of attractive but beauty in the eye of the beholder, i suppose. not that i will watch this movie anyway so yep, an unattractive actress isn’t going to entice me either. they’ll probably choose an unattractive male as well if the female lead is any indication to go by. so who wants to see two unattractive people playing dungeon keeper? lonely, frustrated women?
    who are all these readers making the books such bestsellers? i don’t know a single person in my social contact who has read any of these books.

  15. 15
    Cate Says:

    LMAO! How she can have ‘landed the role’ when no good or established actress wanted it? Only desperate D-Listers and below ‘covet the role. Every actress with any sort of career or credibilty has passed on this rubbish!

  16. 16
    Dd Says:

    Yeah she looks like her, Now they need to choose Christian

  17. 17
    Dd Says:

    Yeah she looks like her, Now they need to choose Christian

  18. 18
    It's gonna be a crappy movie Says:

    This is horrible! I bet Christian is going to be just as awful. It’s quite telling that 50 Shades couldn’t land a major name for Anastasia and isn’t likely to land one for it’s male lead either.

  19. 19
    Cassie Says:

    So disappointing! She looks too old and NOTHING like EL James described Anastasia, AT ALL. She also looks older than her own age, wtf! Wow…just wow.

  20. 20
    *crickets* Says:

    so…. i thought that was just a bad picture and googled her. nope. couldn’t find a single good picture. she looks worse blonde. some of the pictures of her reminds me of ricki lake; her chin/jawline.

  21. 21
    JIM Says:

    EVERYBODY INVOLVED WITH 50 SHADES OF GREY WILL BE SUED AND KILLED FOR STEALING MY WORK!!!!!! YOU WILL PAY IN THIS LIFE AND THE NEXT!!!!!!

  22. 22
    Cassie Says:

    @GFW: She doesn’t look the part at all. Ana is described as petite, slender, BIG eyes, delicate and pretty features, has BOOBS, but a very delicate frame. This girl is the complete opposite of Ana in a lot of ways. Charlie is Christian, btw.

  23. 23
    GFW Says:

    She looks the part. And has most likely passed some sort of audition, by doing only God knows what, but I’m glad it isn’t someone we “know” already.
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    Isn’t the dude (Charlie Hunnam) a tad old for the part? Keep looking. Their age difference are not that far apart.
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    Maybe because of its, ah, exposure, (pun intended) needed for any auditions and for the role making it could be a hard role to fill? Frankly, If you ask me, the director’s husband would make an incredibly excellent choice, and age-appropriate, but that might be, well, uncomfortable to direct. I get it.
    ~K

  24. 24
    What in the actual HELL Says:

    This is all kinds of BAD! Dakota Johnson??? Ew. She isn’t even pretty, looks old, and doesn’t look like Anastasia Steele.

  25. 25
    nicann Says:

    People need to stop complaining, i think she is a great choice after looking up interviews she has done. She fits ana perfect!

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