E.L. James, the woman behind erotic work of fiction ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ revealed on Monday that U.S. actress Dakota Johnson will play Anastasia Steele alongside English actor Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey in the film version of the story.
James broke the news to her fans on Twitter where the word spread like fire generating thousands of re-tweets and comments.
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.— E L James (@E_L_James) September 2, 2013
After an hour the much-anticipated male lead was revealed:
The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.— E L James (@E_L_James) September 2, 2013
Here are some of the reactionary tweets:
It should have been Matt Bomer for Christian Grey in the up coming film Fifty Shades of Grey. RT if you agree! pic.twitter.com/3q8EQ8Xekg— It's A Teen Thing! (@ohteenquotes) September 2, 2013
So disappointed with the choice of lead roles for Fifty Shades of Grey! #sticktothebook— Zoë Starrett (@ZoeStarrett) September 3, 2013
Honestly... Not as excited for Fifty Shades Of Grey movie because they picked ugly actors. I should direct the movie, damnit.— Gabi Allende™?. (@allendegabi) September 3, 2013
I'm more disappointed in the person that will be playing Anastasia in 50 shades of grey but I like Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey— Kody (@IamPhreedah) September 3, 2013
Meh. Not quite the Mr Grey I had in mind... #50shades— Jemma Caldwell (@Jimjamjem) September 3, 2013
The #50Shades movie is going to be so awful that I literally cannot wait to see it.— Callum (@callumgray_) September 3, 2013
OMG CHARLIE HUNNAM WILL BE PLAYING CHRISTIAN GREY IN 50 SHADES OF GREY. BRB GONNA GO CRY HAPPY TEARS— Jess Martinez (@jjjjessmarie) September 3, 2013
So glad Charlie Hunnam is playing Christian Grey in the 50 shades film #toohot— Rhiannon (@RhiannonKelsy) September 3, 2013
It’s sort of a mixed reaction with mostly negative comments. But the world has to deal with it (as they dealt with the novel) because the casting process has been completed for the lead roles.
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