Published Monday, 02 September 2013
Actor Charlie Hunnam who will play Christian Grey in Fifty Shades. (© Getty)
As the writer of the steamy series told fans, Mr Grey will be played by British actor Charlie Hunnam.
The 33-year-old shot to fame in television drama Queer As Folk and has since gone on to play the lead role of Jax Teller in US biker series Sons of Anarchy.
Most recently, he featured in Guillermo del Toro's sci-fi blockbuster Pacific Rim.
The lead role of Anastasia - the innocent college graduate who is seduced by billionaire Grey - has gone to 23-year-old Dakota Johnson, the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith.
She has previously appeared in The Social Network, alongside Justin Timberlake.
Speculation has been rife over who would play the key roles, with a number of actors linked to the film which will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and is due out in August next year.
Dubbed "mummy porn", Fifty Shades went on to become the fastest-selling paperback of all time.
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