The author of the "50 Shades" trilogy announced it herself. Yes, via Twitter, E L James officially announced who will play Christian Grey and Anastatia Steele in the movie adaptation of "50 Shades of Grey."
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
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
My first reaction was... WHO?! I know I'm not the only one. Turns out Charlie Hunnam is a big deal in the show "Sons of Anarchy," and Dakota Johnson was in "The Social Network" and the short-lived sitcom "Ben & Kate." Again... WHO?!
While Charlie Hunnam is a delicious looking man (sometimes), the announcement that he will play Christian Grey has disappointed horned-up women across the country. Why? Because he's not our Christian Grey.
When a woman reads "50 Shades," she immediately envisions her own sexy version of Mr. Grey, and when it comes down to an actual person playing the part, we woman simply want the sexiest celeb we know of... NAKED! Right?! All I care about is seeing Zac Efron or Ryan Gosling naked and doing crazy things with a flogger. Anyone that doesn't meat the Efron / Gosling echelon in my book is and will be a huge disappointment.
I'm sure Charlie and what's-her-name will be great, but this was our opportunity to take our naked celebrity fantasies to the big screen... Charlie just isn't a part of that fantasy.