Whooooo that was a long, very exciting wait! Speculation ran wild for so many gorgeous actors that would have fit the Fifty Shades of Grey roles perfectly, but the actors chosen for Christian and Ana have finally been announced! And the official word has come from the author herself!
E.L. James just tweeted:
E L James @E_L_James Good moaning all. Hold on to your hats…
E L James @E_L_James 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.
E L James @E_L_James So… Christian…
E L James @E_L_James The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Dakota Johnson <— (I linked to her pictures here) is the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson (wow she looks so much like Melanie). Not a hugely known actress (yet) but we were all sort of speculating that they’d choose lesser known actors for such a huge movie (and book phenomenon) as this. She certainly has that shy, sweet and innocent look. Here’s a little on Dakota (from Google & Wikipedia):
Dakota Mayi Johnson is an American fashion model and actress. She may be best known for her lead role in the short-lived FOX sitcom Ben and Kate. Her parents are actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith.Wikipedia
Born: October 4, 1989 (age 23)
And well, Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey is the one that surprises me! I’m all for it, mind you, but I know him more as the bad-ass gritty but super-sexy biker dude (Jax) in Sons of Anarchy. It’s going to be interesting seeing him transformed into a distinguished billionaire. Goodbye biker-guy swagger, and foul-mouthed ‘tude and hello Mr. Debonaire. Although, I have seen THIS pic of him, and I think that it could definitely work. From Google & Wikipedia:
Charles Matthew “Charlie” Hunnam is a British actor and screenwriter. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Nathan Maloney in the Channel 4 drama Queer as Folk, Lloyd Haythe in the Fox comedy series … Wikipedia
Bring it on. I’m ready!!! I’ve been ready for almost two years now (since September 25th 2011). Yep! 2011!! That’s when I originally reviewed Fifty Shades of Grey and was absolutely bowled over by it. Ahhhhh back in the “day” when we didn’t have to share Christian with the world, yet. *sigh* Remember those days? He even sent me a note once… for Christmas. Hehe Yesssss… I know. *blush* I’m hangin’ on to his “not-yet-so-famous” days with an iron grip. Sifting through our old memories together. Tee hee!!
Other Fifty Shades of Grey movie info (from USA Today):
- directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson
- produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti (and E.L. James).
- The series trilogy will be played out in three movies.
- Fifty Shades of Grey movie is expected in theaters August 2014
P.S. So what do you guys think of the movie news? Those are some BIG shoes to fill…
I’m just dying to know what one of my favorite authors, C.J. Roberts thinks. She’s a HUGE Charlie fan. In fact, off I go to stalk her. Er…. I mean, her “social accounts”. No worries, she’s used to it. LOL!