Dakota Johnson, Charlie Hunnam Cast as Leads in Fifty Shades of Grey

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Let the speculation end.

And the debate begin.

Following weeks of rumors and fake trailers, Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam have been cast as the leads in the big screen adaption of Fifty Shades of Grey.

They will portray Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, respectively.

Johnson, the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, is a 23-year old former model who appeared in The Social Network and the Fox sitcom Ben and Kate.

She reportedly beat out such major names for the role as Emma Watson and Shailene Woodley.

Hunnam, meanwhile, is best known for playing Jax Teller on FX's Sons of Anarchy and earned the gig over stars such as TVD's Ian Somerhalder.

Author E.L. James confirmed the news via Twitter. Now it's time to react:

Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele: A good fit for the movie?

 

Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey: A good fit for the movie?

 

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That is one ugly mug

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U GOT TO DREDGE WAY DOWN O THE F LIST TO FIND VERMIN UP FOR A PERV PRRODUCTION.. NICE

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In the books - Anastasia & Christian were both DROP DEAD GORGEOUS....I sure dont see it in the two that were cast. We all have our favorites...but, I dont think ANYONE would have picked these actors to play those parts. With all the gorgeous men & women stars...why them???

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Christian is speed to be fiiiiiiiiineeeee. Thid man DOES NOT cut it.

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Although the book itself is a load of old tosh, I think this movie could easily be a door-opener for any actress, but I am very disappointed that Aisling Loftus didn't get cast as the main female character. This could have been her chance to become a major star.

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With this casting I would never see it..BTW she is completely unattractive and he looks nothing like Christian.

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Well, at least now people will SHUT UP about Ian playing Christian. That guy is like 5'5" and if you actually read the book, you would know Christian is neither a brunette nor a shortie..

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Well I'm not pleased because I don't know them but when the movie comes out they better get me to like them through their acting of Christian and Anastasia.

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@ Teen16

Ian is 5'9" that is not short.

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@ Liz Young

Yeah right. I guess that makes Tom Cruise 5'9" too. Moron.

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Ewwwwwww. Good actors or not, neither are hot enough to play Christian and Ana. That guy is downright fugly. Way to ruin a movie that hasn't even been made yet...

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He's actually really hot, this is just a terrible, terrible photo. Google him. He's dang hot, especially in Pacific Rim!

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@ Jaana

Still fugly. Even cleaned up he looks like a red neck trucker. They did not even try after the last guy turned down the role. They have been going cheap from the beginning, and it shows.