Leads for film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey announced

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After months of speculation, the two leads for the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey have been announced. British actor Charlie Hunnam will play the allusive Christian Grey, and US actor Dakota Johnson will play Anastasia Steele.

Dakota Johnson, 23, is best known for her appearances as Kate in the US sitcom Ben & Kate as well as appearing in The Social Network and 21 Jump Street.

Charlie Hunnam, 33, is known for his rolein the Channel 4 drama Queer as Folk, as well as appearing in the 2006 film Children of Men.

Author of the novel EL James revealed the news by a series of tweets:

 

The two actors will join director Sam Taylor-Johnson, in the film that is to be released in August 2014.

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    “Charlie Hunnam, 33, is known for his role in the Channel 4 drama Queer as Folk, as well as appearing in the 2006 film Children of Men”.

    No mention of Sons of Anarchy or Pacific Rim then!

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