Lead actors cast for '50 Shades of Grey' movie - WKRN News 2

Lead actors cast for '50 Shades of Grey' movie

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The movie adaptation of the best-selling erotic novel "50 Shades of Grey" has cast the role of Christian Grey and his leading lady Anastasia.

Actor Charlie Hunnam will play Christian Grey.  The role of Anastasia will be played by actress Dakota Johnson.

E.L. James, author of the "50 Shades of Grey" trilogy, revealed the names Monday on Twitter.

Hunnam is known for his show "Sons of Anarchy."

Johnson is the daughter of actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson and appeared in the films "The Five Year Engagement" and "The Social Network."

The movie will be released next August.

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