Film
“Fifty Shades Of Grey” Characters Cast
By Nedda Alishahi
Sep 5, 2013 - 2:45:58 PM

HOLLYWOOD—The roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele have been cast for the film-adaptation of E.L. James’ novel “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Actors Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson have been chosen to play the main roles. Hunnam is best known for his role on the FX series “Sons of Anarchy” and Johnson has had small roles in films such as “The Social Network” and “21 Jump Street.”

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Johnson and Hunnam: Photos courtesy of wearemoviegeeks.com & charliehunnam.org
Some fans have taken to an online petition to express their disappointment with the casting. The petition which boasts more than 17,000 people, is asking for Johnson and Hunnam to be replaced by Alexis Bledel and Matt Bomer. Producers stand by their decision for the roles.
Producer Dana Brunetti took to Twitter, saying, “There is a lot that goes into casting that isn't just looks. Talent, availability, their desire to do it, chemistry with other actor, etc. So if your favorite wasn't cast, then it is most likely due to something on that list. Keep that in mind while hating and keep perspective."

Sam Taylor-Johnson will be directing the film which is anticipated to be released sometime next year.



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