Author E. L. James announced on her Twitter page that Charlie Hunnam has been cast as Christian Grey in the film adaptation of the best-selling book 50 Shades of Grey.
Hunnam, 33, is best known as Jax, the lead character on the hit TV show Sons of Anarchy.
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
Anastasia Steele, the book's main character, will be portrayed by 23-year-old Dakota Johnson. Johnson is best known from her role on the Fox comedy Ben and Kate.
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
Fifty Shades of Grey will be released by Focus Features in North America on August 1, 2014.