Author E L James Announces Dakota Johnson As Anastasia Steele In Fifty Shades of Grey Movie

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Fans of the Fifty Shades of Grey book series will be happy to know that the movie finally has its lead actress!  Author E L James confirms that Dakota Johnson has been cast as Anastasia Steele.

She Tweeted, “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.”

I’m sure fans are happy to finally have an answer for this part of the casting.  The casting rumors for the role of Christian Grey are still running rampant.  Ian Somerhalder, Alex Pettyfer, and Matt Bomer are a few of the names being tossed around for the lead male role. 

For those who aren’t familiar with Dakota, she is the daughter of actor Don Johnson and actress Melanie Griffith.  She has been in several movies: Beastly, 21 Jumpstreet and had a small role in The Social Network where she played the one night stand to Justin Timberlake’s character. 

We’re used to seeing Dakota as a blonde, but I did find a recent photo of her as a brunette like Anastasia.  Perhaps they asked her to dye it so they could see how she’d look with a darker do for the movie. 

Who are you hoping they’ll cast for Christian Grey? Will you see the movie? Did you read the books?

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