Here Are the 50 Shades Lead Actors

EL James tweets that Dakota Johnson, Charlie Hunnam have been cast

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 2, 2013 10:52 AM CDT | Updated Sep 2, 2013 11:43 AM CDT

(Newser) – After 50 million different rumors, the Internet has its answer as to who will play Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey on the big screen: Anastasia is none other than Dakota Johnson, the 24-year-old daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, and perhaps previously best known for Fox sitcom Ben & Kate, and minor roles in The Social Network and The Five-Year Engagement. "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," tweeted author EL James this morning. James later tweet-dropped: "the gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam" as the actor who would portray Grey. Click for more Social Network alums working on the project.

Charlie Hunnam has been cast as Christian Grey, according to author EL James.
Charlie Hunnam has been cast as Christian Grey, according to author EL James.   (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision/AP)
Dakota Johnson, as Kate, in a scene from Ben and Kate, premiering Sept. 25 at 8:30 p.m. EST on FOX.
Dakota Johnson, as Kate, in a scene from "Ben and Kate," premiering Sept. 25 at 8:30 p.m. EST on FOX.   (AP Photo/Fox, Jennifer Clasen)
Dakota Johnson attends Fox Fall Eco-Casino Party  at The Bookbindery on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in Los Angeles.
Dakota Johnson attends Fox Fall Eco-Casino Party at The Bookbindery on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Dakota Johnson attends the premiere of Goats at The Landmark Theater on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 in Los Angeles.
Dakota Johnson attends the premiere of "Goats" at The Landmark Theater on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Actress Dakota Johnson appears on stage at the FOX TCA panel for Ben And Kate on Monday, July 23, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Actress Dakota Johnson appears on stage at the FOX TCA panel for "Ben And Kate" on Monday, July 23, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Dakota Johnson from the film Goats, poses for a portrait during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, in Park City, Utah.
Dakota Johnson from the film "Goats," poses for a portrait during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, in Park City, Utah.   (AP Photo/Victoria Will)
Charlie Hunnam, a cast member in the FX series Sons of Anarchy, answers a question during the FX 2013 Summer TCA press tour on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Charlie Hunnam, a cast member in the FX series "Sons of Anarchy," answers a question during the FX 2013 Summer TCA press tour on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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