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Dakota Johnson, Hunnam cast in Fifty Shades flick

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NEW YORK -- The big-screen adaptation of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey has cast its lead roles.

Charlie Hunnam will play the 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey, and Dakota Johnson will play the college student he captivates, Anastasia Steele. Focus Features and Universal Pictures announced the castings Monday.

The 23-year-old Johnson is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. She has had small roles in The Social Network and 21 Jump Street.

The 33-year-old British actor Hunnam starred in this summer's robot-monster battle Pacific Rim. He currently stars in the FX series Sons of Anarchy.

Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, the film is to be released next August.

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 3, 2013 C2

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