Actress Dakota Johnson has been officially cast as Anastasia Steele in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie! While fans of EL James’ best-selling book have been waiting months to find out who our leading lady (and our Christian Grey, of course) will be, the inner goddess author took to Twitter this Monday morning to confirm that we indeed have our Anastasia Steele casting completed in the lovely Dakota Johnson, the Huffington Post confirms this Monday, Sept 2.
Here is EL James’ tweet saying that the rising starlet will be playing the submissive lover in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie:
“I am delighted to let you know that the lovely Dakota Johnson has agreed to be our Anastasia in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.”
The post has already gone viral on Facebook and Twitter, and sparked excitement from many fans of the novel. Though some have said they are disappointed in the casting, so far a majority of people seem pleased (or at least accepting at this point) of having Dakota Johnson cast as Anastasia Steele.
Now, the big question remains: Who will be playing Christian Grey alongside Dakota’s Ana? Having that chemistry is going to be the most important factor, producer Dana Brunetti said in an interview last week. It did seem the casting rumors were true for once that around Labor Day we would have our Ana, and so it was!
There is now talk that Charlie Hunnam has been cast as Christian Grey as well! What a day!
After all of our waiting, we are finally on the road! What do you think of Dakota Johnson as Ana? Are you excited with the direction that the movie is taking?
On a personal note, this writer is definitely pleased. While Dakota may not have been my first choice, I think she will make a great Ana, and since EL James is at the helm of the film with a talented team, I am sure our Christian Grey will be a solid addition to “Fifty Shades of Grey” as well.
Please drop in your thoughts below!