Dakota Johnson Cast in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ as Anastasia Steele

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Dakota Johnson as Anastasia SteeleDakota Johnson to play Miss Steele

The famed author took to twitter today to announce Dakota Johnson has been cast in the film adaption of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The 23 year old American actress and fashion model is the daughter of famed actors, Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. Dakota has had small roles in 21 Jump Street, Beastly, and The Social Network but is best known for her role in the short-lived FOX sitcom Ben and Kate.

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The film is to be an adaption of the first novel in the erotic romance trilogy, Fifty Shades by British author E.L. James. Fifty Shades of Grey tells the story of  a deepening relationship between  Anastasia Steele,  a college graduate, and an extremely successful, young businessman, Christian Grey. The series quickly became somewhat of a  pop culture phenomenon, notable for its explicitly erotic scenes featuring elements of BDSM. The film is projected for release August 2014.