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'Fifty Shades of Grey'

'Sons' Star Charlie Hunnam

Ready for Some S&M

9/2/2013 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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After months of middle-aged women speculating and debating who should bring "Fifty Shades of Grey" and its hard core sex scenes to life, we finally have the answer: Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson.

Author E.L. James tweeted the news Monday -- the bondage/sex freak role of Christian Grey went to 33-year-old Hunnam -- best known for his role on "Sons of Anarchy".

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23-year-old Dakota -- daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson -- will play Anastasia Steele, the college girl turned willing sex slave in the novel. Best known from Fox's cancelled comedy "Ben & Kate."

Ian Somerhalder, Colin Egglesfield, and Matt Bomer were at one time rumored frontrunners. Sorry guys.

Little advice for Charlie and Dakota: start stretching. Maybe invest in some ice packs.

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Michelle    

NOoooooo!

229 days ago
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shrte35    

Not impressed.

229 days ago
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kix_e    

hes not even good looking

229 days ago
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Truth is    

Blah......I thot Ian and mila kunis were better choices

229 days ago
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BigMacIsBack    

Wow... I guess they picked the guy who is already experienced wearing leather. Lol

229 days ago
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Hell's Belle    

Dakota sure looks like her momma!

229 days ago
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Mabel Leaf    

He will be perfect!

229 days ago
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Ozzie X    

I'm a fan of Charlie Hunnam's work in movies. He's a diverse actor and should fair well, although I've never seen the TV show 50 Shades of Grey.

229 days ago
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Emma    

Don't find him attractive in the least bit eh

229 days ago
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SiouxCityBoy    

Charlie is actually a rather experienced and good actor . He has appeared in diverse roles. He is simply unknown to the "star watchers" who base their current loves on publicity rather than talent. He has experience being naked on-screen for his audience. He has a rather nice looking behind.

229 days ago
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exmar    

have not read the book (nor will i) but shes is not even marginally hot. guess mom and dad pulled all the influence they had left to get her this one

229 days ago
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snowy    

HANDSOME? WHERE? he's gross man!! What the hell were they thinking when they cast him?!

229 days ago
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Kaila    

As usual TMZ uses the worst pictures they can find. Charlie Hunnam is very attractive and I think he will do a great job playing the role of Christian. I'm looking forward to seeing it now!

229 days ago
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The Executives Wife    

Love him and not to sure about her.

229 days ago
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KM1115    

He is ugly and she looks like she is 40....worst casting I have ever seen.

229 days ago
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