Who has been answered: The stars for the upcoming "50 Shades of Grey" film are to be "Pacifie Rim" star Charlie Hunnam, 33, and Dakota Johnson ("Ben and Kate"), 23, and author E.L. James tweeted on Monday.
Johnson is the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. She will play Anastasia Steele, and Hunnam will play Christian Grey. As Wikipedia says, the novel turned film:
[...] is the first installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy that traces the deepening relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business magnate, Christian Grey. It is notable for its explicitly erotic scenes featuring elements of sexual practices involving bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism (BDSM).
The two tweets were as follows:
The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. [...]
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.
Gorgeous, talented, and lovely are how James described the pair. The question is, can they pull off being erotic? And, how will their respective significant others feel about it?
Meanwhile, according to Bret Easton Ellis, Hunnam was not the first choice for Grey. He tweeted that Robert Pattinson ("The Twilight Saga") was James' first choice. He added that claims Matt Bomer and Ian Somerhalder were never in the running, despite rumors that both were in the mix.
The novels became a blockbuster hit for James. The film is scheduled for an Aug. 1, 2014 release.