Dakota Johnson is to star as Anastasia Steele, heroine of the Fifty Shades trilogy, with Charlie Hunnam playing the role of her billionaire lover Christian Grey.
The casting for the Focus Features film, set for release in August 2014, was announced earlier today (2nd September) by author E L James via her . Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct, while Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti will produce alongside author E L James. James made the casting announcement via her Twitter account.
Johnson starred in the 2010 film "The Social Network" and also as Kate in the FoxNetwork comedy series "Ben and Kate". She is currently shooting the feature film "Cymbeline". Hunnam's film credits include "Children of Men", "Cold Mountain" and "Nicholas Nickleby".