Well that was fast!
Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James announced Monday morning that actress Dakota Johnson had been cast as Anastasia Steele in the movie adaptation of the popular erotic novel.
And one hour later she dropped the news via Twitter that Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam had landed the title character of Christian Grey! The author made the announcement that “the gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.”
Now that the two lead characters are in place, filming should get underway soon. Universal Pictures and Focus Features already announced the release date for the film will be August 1, 2014.