It was rumored that there would be cast announcements this Labor Day weekend and author/producer E.L. James came through with a biggie.
James announced via Twitter that 23-year old Dakota Johnson will fill one of the biggest roles since Bella Swan and Katniss Aberdeen as Anatasia Steele in Universal Studios highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey.
Johnson, recently seen in The Five Year Engagement and 21 Jump Street,has taken on the roll which fans have had everyone from Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev to Twilight's Ashley Greene cast.
The Wrap reports that "Johnson is the 23-year old daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith and the granddaughter of "The Birds" star Tippi Hedren. She has had supporting roles in films like "The Five-Year Engagement" and "21 Jump Street," but this is far and away her biggest performance and acting challenge."
Mostly seen as a blonde (seen above as a brunette), does Johnson fulfill the dark-haired beauty fans have imagined? Only time will tell. However, chemistry is important for this film which has some of the most adult sex scenes to be put on film without it holding an X-rating.
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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