So E.L. James herself broke the news on Twitter this afternoon that Dakota Johnson has signed on as Anastasia in the film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey. Earlier she tweeted ‘Hold on to your hats…’ hinting at some news was to come.
Dakota Johnson is the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, her step-father is Antonio Banderas. Dakota has already been building a budding career for herself, having appeared in films such as 21 Jump Street, The Social Network, Beastly and The Five Year Engagement. But this role is really going to put her on the map. There are three books in the series, and with all of the hype around the film developments it is clear that she will be in the role for at least three films (or like most film franchises recently, they will probably stretch the last book into two films).
This can only mean that Mr. Grey himself must be pretty close to being announced also. That is the one I’m most excited about. *Update* Christian Grey has also been revealed as Charlie Hannam.
What do you think of Dakota’s casting?
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