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50 Shades of Grey cast announced

Who will play Christian and Anastasia ?

THE CASTING OF 50 Shades of Grey has been much talked about since the books became a phenomenon last year.

Among those rumoured to be playing the main characters were Emma Watson, Cara Delevingne, Mila Kunis, Jake Gyllenhaal and Channing Tatum. Now, the speculation can end, as EL James has confirmed via Twitter who will be playing Christian and Anastasia – Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson.

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So, who are Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson?

'Pacific Rim' Premiere - Los Angeles Charlie Hunnam will play Christian Grey. Source: AFF/EMPICS Entertainment

Charlie Hunnam is a British actor who you may recognise from Queer as Folk, Pacific Rim or American television show Sons of Anarchy.

'Django Unchained' screening - New York Dakota Johnson will play Anastasia Steele. Source: Empics Entertainment

Dakota Johnson is the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith.  Her previous work includes supporting roles in The Social Network and The Five-Year Engagement.

The film will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, and is set to be released on August 1st, 2014.  Those two are about to get really famous.

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