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It was only a matter of time. With Charlie Hunnam talking about the "tangible chemistry" he felt with co-star Dakota Johnson, a fan has put it to the test. Sort of.

In the following Fifty Shades of Grey trailer, we get a not-entirely-accurate sense of how the actors cast as Christian and Ana might work as an on-screen duo.

Using spliced-together clips of their previous roles, of course:

Dakota Johnson is not expected to go blonde, nor will Charlie Hunnam (also seen in last night's Sons of Anarchy Season 6 premiere) look as young as this.

Still, one has to hand it to the creator of this mashup of some of their sexiest scenes in this trailer, giving fans a taste of what to expect next summer.

It may be months before we get a real Fifty Shades of Grey trailer (the Super Bowl on February 2 feels like a good time), so these will have to do for now.

Not that there's a shortage of them. Check out another fan-made effort amusingly, featuring no leads at all (just a lot of sexy imagery) after the jump:

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Dakota Johnson is going straight to the source, spending time with Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James on Sunday afternoon in New York City.

The 23-year-old actress will be playing Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of James' erotic bestseller, and the two appeared to really hit it off.

Dakota Johnson and EL James

"The beautiful, talented, funny as feck, Dakota Johnson. Oh and that bloke @danabrunetti," E.L. Tweeted, referring to the film's producer Dana Brunetti.

Dakota was cast in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie along with hunk Charlie Hunnam, who will play tortured, S&M-loving billionaire Christian Grey.

James is thrilled with the casting. Fans? Not as much.

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We knew some Fifty Shades of Grey fans weren't thrilled with the actors cast as the movie's sexy leads, but we may have underestimated the level of vitriol.

There's already a petition to oust Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam.

A petition on change (dot) org, which was no doubt created with just this kind of important community activism in mind, has well over 10,000 signatures.

As for who the irate 50 Shades petitioners would love to replace Chakota with?

Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel, two of the favorites in the online fantasy casting game that became a 50 Shades pastime for the better part of 18 months.

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The producers of Fifty Shades of Grey are defending the casting of Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam, which was not what you would call universally lauded.

Fantasy 50 Shades of Grey movie casting has become an online pastime for almost two years, which fans throwing out countless names and pairings.

Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam? Not a common one.

A common Twitter refrain: "Who the heck are these people?"

Another fan, writing the film off before it's even started filming, wrote: "Ok… they freaking killed it. The movie has been totally ruined. Fifty Shades will suck."

Yet another likened the casting to Ben Affleck as Batman, calling Hunnam as Christian Grey "so wrong" and lamenting the early death of the 50 Shades film.

The backlash was so bad that the filmmakers responded.

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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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While countless stars have been linked to the lead roles in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, recent rumors have centered on two actors:

Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam.

  • Charlie Hunnam Picture
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Johnson, 23, is a the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, and former model who turned heads in The Social Network and Ben and Kate.

Hunnam, 33, is a native of Britain who is well known to fans of FX - you can see him in Sons of Anarchy Season 6 September 10 - and Pacific Rim.

No casting is official, but can you see Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam in the film?

Share your take on the maybe-couple as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele below:

Charlie Hunnam as Christian ...

 

Dakota Johnson as Ana ...

 

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The guessing game of who will star in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey continues today with a new young actress linked to the role of Ana:

Dakota Johnson!

Dakota Johnson Photo

The film, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, is set to hit theaters in August 2014 which seems increasingly unlikely, as NO ONE has been cast.

All we have are names we know are NOT attached to the film, and people rumored to be in the running for the roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.

The latest speculation: Charlie Hunnam as Christian and Dakota Johnson, the 23-year-old daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, as Ana.

She’s appeared in The Social Network, 21 Jump Street, The Five-Year Engagement, and Ben and Kate. What do you think? Can you see her in the role?

VOTE: Dakota Johnson in 50 Shades of Grey?