[Movies] Dakota Johnson, Charlie Hunnam Are The Latest Names Rumored For Fifty Shades of Grey Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.21.2013
But no official casting yet...
The Wrap reports that Dakota Johnson is the latest name to be rumored for Anastasia Steel in Fifty Shades of Grey.
Johnson is the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. She started as a model for IMG before transitioning to movies, starring in films like The Social Network, 21 Jump Street, The Five-Year Engagement and Beastly. She also stars in her own TV series, FOX's Ben and Kate and appeared in the series finale of The Office. She can next be seen with Aaron Paul in Dreamworks' Need for Speed and will starting filming soon on Michael Almereyda's Cymbeline.
Johnson is one of several names rumored for the role and none have been confirmed. These include Shailene Woodley, Felicity Jones, Alicia Vikander, Emma Watson and Analeigh Tipton. In the book, the character is described as a 22-year-old (Johnson is 23) with long, dark brown hair (Johnson is blonde but has switched to brunette before), pale skin, blue eyes, full lips and an upturned nose.
Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) will direct from a script by Kelly Marvel (Saving Mr. Banks), based on the book by E.L. James. Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti will produce for Universal Pictures and Focus Features.
Meanwhile, Twitch is reporting that Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, Sons of Anarchy) is being considered for the role of Christian Grey, a billionaire that introduces Steele to the world of BDSM. However, Grey will not be cast until producers figure out who to cast for Steele.
Universal has to start shooting before Halloween to make their release date, so an official casting announcement will likely happen before Labor Day.