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Dakota Johnson Still Committed to 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie

Dakota Johnson Still Committed to 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie

Dakota Johnson is still committed to playing the leading role of Anastasia Steele in the upcoming movie Fifty Shades of Grey, the studio behind the film has confirmed.

There have been numerous reports that the 24-year-old actress has been “struggling” with the attention she’s gotten since her casting, but NBC-Universal has confirmed during a company-wide town hall that she will be sticking to the project, according to Variety.

The NBCU employees were also told that the Christian Grey recasting should be finalized within the next few weeks. Hopefully we will find out soon!

The latest casting rumors cite Billy Magnussen and Luke Bracey with getting screen tests and last night JustJared.com confirmed that Francois Arnaud was up for the role of Christian Grey as well.

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24 Comments

# 1
NotRightForAna @ 10/17/2013 at 6:29 pm

Her fivehead is bigger than Will Arnett. gross. Never seen her act so maybe her “talent” got her the role. I still say it was mommy and daddy that got her the gig.

# 2

I’d rather see Miley Cyrus in this lead role.

She is much sexier than this Dakota.

Dakota is UGLY.

Miley is more of a Marilyn Monroe clone and will act great in sexy scenes.

# 3

She has no career to ruin so why would she ever drop out? That ****** movie is all she got. Good thing Charlie finally got his sh*t together and bailed.

# 5

She looks like her dad, Don Johnson more than her mom, Melanie Griffith.

# 6

I think she looks sweet but a bit older than her age since she’s been to rehab…

# 7

I laugh when I read on the commentaries that Miley Cyrus is sexier than Dakota Johnson.

The truth is that both of them are not beautiful. The perfect actress to this role is Alexis Bledel.

# 8
DisappointedFan @ 10/17/2013 at 8:26 pm

She should also be recast. Her casting was worse than Charlie’s. She looks nothing like Ana! She’s supposed to be young, naive, and naturally beautiful. Dakota Johnson is not Anastasia. I’m thinking of forgetting about the movie altogether. Ridiculous seems to be the word surrounding this project.

# 9

@DisappointedFan: What did you expect? The book is ridiculous to begin with.

This woman is absolutely beautiful. Wth is wrong with everyone?

A lot of “hype” is all it is. Everyone has a different image in mind of who would play this character. He doesn’t have to be breathtakingly gorgeous…just has to look like a real man with a man’s voice – not a pretty boy – and his facial gestures, body language and the intensity of his eyes will be the seller.

Unfortunately, Dakota is just the most awful choice for Ana – the polar opposite of how Ana was described in EVERY way. With her height and rather large face it’s going to be hard to find someone that looks right alongside her. I wish they’d just start again with the casting or maybe, as it’s clear they’re already scraping the barrel, just shelve the project and leave the fans to enjoy the books.

Alexis Bledel would be much more suitable!

@Sayer: Her mom’s Melanie Griffith!? Wow, I didn’t know….. !!

Well, she’s a nobody. She has nothing to lose.

Not a fan of the this choice. I am surprised she was not re-casted as well.

NOOO!!! I can’t believe out of any girl they are sticking with this one. Did E.L. James really think that is what Ana looks like???? This is NOT what a 23 year old should look like. Makeup Artists are going to have to work overtime to make me believe she could look like Ana. Because naturally she really doesn’t. I doubt people are going to watch this movie because of her casting. Especially the guys. Like me and my sis want to watch it, but her husband and my BF, won’t because they don’t think she is cute at all.

Emilia would be perfect for Ana…i love her…she’s a wonderful actress…I don’t like that Dakota she’s so ugly and bad actress, seriously this was the best they got

Diana MADDEN @ 10/20/2013 at 11:15 am

JOSH BUTTON of DR PEPPER ad..
models.com/people/josh-button

Josh Button… YES YES YES

Josh Button is definately Christian after watching the dr pepper ad. always thought so!

Haven’t they changed her yet?? She’s horrible for the role! She totally looks like the opposite of Anastasia Steele. The movie with her will be a failure! She’s also really lame at acting, I saw a few things she has done, not impressed! Totally a role won thanks to mom and dady. If they don’t change her the movie will be terrible!

the writing in this book is kind of terrible so i’m not a huge fan but even i can tell she’s just totally wrong for this. some of these actresses might be too good for it depending on how it comes out..lol but i love malese jow or emilia clarke for ana. others like alexis, lucy hale, lily collins, amanda seyfried, felicity jones, emily browning, elizabeth olsen, emma watson. anyone else really lol seriously this girl is not even close to pretty enough

She’s so not Ana! Ana is petite in stature, has boobs, has a small, gentle, sweet face and pretty features, she looks youthful, and has big blue eyes. Dakota is the opposite! She’s too tall, has no boobs, has an elongated face and pointy features and small eyes, she looks far too old for her age, and is not beautiful or alluring at all! She’s totally destroying this character. I’m not seeing it with her on to play Ana.

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