Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson Cast as Leads in 50 SHADES OF GREY

By AMC September 4, 2013

Unfortunately it doesn't appear this nightmare is over and a "50 Shades of Grey" movie is indeed going to happen. In addition to director Sam Taylor-Johnson (Aaron Taylor-Johnson's wife) being locked in to helm, now the two main leads have also been chosen.

Charlie Hunnam from Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" and "Son of Anarchy" fame, will play billionaire playboy with some serious mommy issues, Christian Grey. Dakota Johnson from "The Social Network" and "21 Jump Street", will play the naive and beautiful Anastasia Steele, who is lured into a dominant/submissive relationship with Grey.

Based on the hit book series from E.L. James, the books have been coined "mommy porn" and are loosely based on the characters of "Twilight". The plot and characters are definitely thin and there are some very graphic and sexual scenes, so it will be interesting to see how Universal and Focus Features handle it. The big-screen adaptation should be NC-17 but at the very least, they better make it R, otherwise their desire to tone it down and dilute it to expand the reach, would outrage a lot of the fans.

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Source: ScreenCrush

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