'Grey' leads announced
NEW YORK (AP) — The big-screen adaptation of E L James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” has cast its lead roles.
Charlie Hunnam, 33, will play the 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey, and Dakota Johnson will play the college student he captivates, Anastasia Steele. Focus Features and Universal Pictures announced the castings Monday.
Johnson, 23, is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. She has had small roles in “The Social Network” and “21 Jump Street.”
The British actor Hunnam starred in this summer’s robot-monster battle “Pacific Rim.” He currently stars in the FX series “Sons of Anarchy.”
Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, the film is to be released next August.
PHOTO: Charlie Hunnam, a cast member in "Sons of Anarchy," arrives at a screening of the fourth season premiere of the television series, in Los Angeles. Focus Features and Universal Pictures announced Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 that Hunnam will play the 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey in the big-screen adaptation of E L James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey”.