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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!

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. 26
    So what Says:

    If this is the best they can do with casting the lead then this is going to be an epic mess. Look, no A-list, B-list or even a C-lister in their right mind would take on this project. The book is actually quite bad and can just imagine the script will worse.

  2. 27
    Niki Says:

    Noooooo! I wanted Alexis, this girl is not Anastasia!!!

  3. 28
    Lizette Says:

    Yuck her mousy voice will annoy me.

  4. 29
    SaadGKhan Says:

    Felicity Jones would have been Perfect but seems like she does have a class and wouldn’t want to be remember as Bondaged Girl… Sorry but Dakota Johnsson is Ugly NOT pretty at all.
    Charlie Hunnam is a good actor but not Exceptionally Handsome as Christian Grey was suppose to be… its like Everyone Alist or soon to be Alist said NO and they had to adjust with Blist stars .. No offense Charlie you’re still better than Dakota Johnson.

  5. 30
    cleo Says:


    that’s all

  6. 31
    Cool Says:

    She was in 21 Jumpstreet.

  7. 32
    mots Says:

    What a shame

  8. 33
    Lovely Says:

    So they are actually going to make a film out of that trashy book….it will be the first big budget porno film from HW.

  9. 34
    SHINE Says:

    we’re gonna see her pussboobsbum :)

  10. 35
    Missy Says:

    I am beyond disappointed. This has nothing to do with her as an actress for me its about the look first. She is sooooooooo wrong fro this part. I’m not even excited about this movie. The actor who is casted as Christian I am fine with I think hes perfect but her wtf! Were they high on crack when they chose he for the part!!!! Honestly I hope the casting director, producers and studio see how upset, confused, and against most people are about them choosing her to be Anastasia Steel and recast ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. 36
    LiiL Says:


    not at all!
    She is too old, and right not so ugly, but Anastasia is a real beauty, with big innocent eyes, Alexis Bledel, maybe she is older than this girl, But shw would be the perfectly choice.
    biggest disappointing in this year.

  12. 37
    WTF Says:

    I’m so so mad!!!!!!!!!!!! Matt Bomer is the perfect Christian Grey, I’m so mad Charlie got the role! He doesn’t look like Christian at all! And Dakota Johnson looks so old and she’s not petite, and cute, and pretty and she doesn’t look like Ana AT ALL! She’s so not like in the books, I’m so disappointed.

  13. 38
    So what Says:

    @WTF: Bomer was probably never considered for the part because he is an openly gay male. HW is a very gay-friendly place until it comes time to cast a leading man especially with a project that is so heavily based on hetero sex. If the big wigs think that even one person would be turned away because the chemistry between the leads are not credible they will put the brakes on. HW is a very hypocritical town. Bullsh*t walks but money always talks.

  14. 39
    sarah Says:

    I’ve read on a forum that she was a drug addict? she surely has meth-teeth, so it wouldn’t surprise me. So Christian is a hobbo and Anasthasia a junkie, they’re really trying their best to ruin my fantasy, don’t they?

  15. 40
    Besides Says:

    And you are ugly on the inside.

  16. 41
    CLINIQUA Says:

    Congrats Dakota. Let the haters hate, it’s all they’ve got. Best wishes. I know you’re as talented as your beautiful Oscar nom’d Mother and Dad – you’ll be terrific, have fun!

  17. 42
    Ale Says:

    Poor Choice! She looks so old and nothing like Ana Steele!

  18. 43
    BookAddict Says:

    Such a disappointment! What were they thinking? These actors look nothing like the specific descriptions the author described in the books. There was so much emphasis on their looks. Alexandra Daddario exactly resembles Ana, and Matt Bomer or Henry Cavill resembled Christian. I guess no established actor would take the roles, so they settled for the bottom of the barrel. Although, I like Charlie Hunnam. He is Caleb, not Christian. Why wouldn’t they listen to the fans? I will just wait the movie to be on DVD.

  19. 44
    Marilyn Taylor Says:

    She is too old looking and not nearly innocent looking enough. Not a good choice!

  20. 45
    Amy Says:

    This casting is a joke. I haven’t read the books but I’ve heard enough about them online and they don’t look like how the characters are described in them.

    Also I thought they might make a decent screenplay from this series, something similar to Secretary, but considering who they’ve cast I guess they just want it to be a straight to dvd movie.

  21. 46
    Lucy Says:

    @Cassie: Exactly what I think, both picks are the exact opposite of how they were described in Fifty Shades. Dakota Johnson looks much older and much more confident, where as she is supposed to be so young and naive.

  22. 47
    nicole Says:

    Felicity Jone or Alexis would have fit this role perfectly! Not sure how she was casted?

  23. 48
    alice Says:

    I want to vomit.

  24. 49
    alice Says:

    @Ale: Exactly!!

  25. 50
    maya Says:

    bad bad bad bad choice she looks older than him and HE HAS NOOO CHARISMA ………………….I SEEEE no chemistry at allll BAD CASTING and is also like a ZILION MLES away from fans taste AWFULL ..looks like this wil look more a PORN movie than what it shouldd be CASTIG in this case IS HUGELY iMPORTANT WR>ONG CAST .IS FLOP

    The girl is tooo old looking and the man has artificial body ..Like a waLKING STEROid addd

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