Universal casts Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey movie
It seems that Universal Pictures has finally decided on at least one of the major roles in the upcoming film ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, the lead role of Anastasia will be going to Dakota Johnson. The actor is best known for her role in ‘The Social Network’ but also had a short-run series called ‘Ben and Kate’ and will also appear in the upcoming film adaptation of the video-game ‘Need for Speed’.
The highly anticipated movie is of course the film adaptation of the novel by the same name, a story of a literature student, Anastasia Steele, who meets a handsome billionaire named Christian Grey. The 23 year-old actor is the child of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson.
The film will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and the screenplay was written by Kelly Marcel from the novel written by E.L. James. The pivotal role of Christian Grey has yet to be cast, though fans have been eagerly awaiting the casting decision for months at this point.
The film is currently scheduled to release in 2014, we will have more news on the casting and final decisions as the film moves further along in production.