Actor Charlie Hunnam

Hot off the heels of E L James' announcement that Dakota Johnson has been cast in the role of Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation, the bestselling author has revealed the casting decision that we have all been waiting for: British actor Charlie Hunnam has been cast in the highly coveted role as Christian Grey! Once again, Ms. James took to Twitter to make it official. 

Actress Dakota Johnson

It's official! E L James has announced that the highly coveted role of Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of her bestselling novel Fifty Shades of Grey has gone to newcomer Dakota Johnson. The actress had been rumoured to be a front runner for the starring role in recent weeks, but James made it official via her much followed Twitter account earlier today. 

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' Author E L James

There's no surprise here. Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James took the number one spot on Forbes' World's Top-Earning Authors List for 2013. James earned $95 million US between June 2012 and June 2013 for her Fifty Shades Trilogy, thanks to incredible word-of-mouth buzz and an apparent hunger for erotic fiction in popular culture.

Team Fifty via Dana Brunetti's Twitter

Last month, when Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James took to Twitter to announce that little-known director Sam Taylor-Johnson would helm the film adaptation of her bestselling book, it was considered a surprising choice to say the least. Now, for the first time since the big announcement was made, James has spoken out in praise of Taylor-Johnson

Speaking to Vulture at a Comic-Con event in San Diego, the author played down her own role in the selection of a director for the film when asked what prompted James to choose the novice director.

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill fans are sure to be excited about a recent interview given by the Christian Grey fan favorite. In recent interview with Voices from Krypton, the Man of Steel star discusses how future roles will be impacted by Superman and his thoughts about suiting up again. More specifically, Henry is asked whether or not he felt that taking on a completely different role – such as the lead role in Fifty Shades of Grey – would be something he would be interested in. He didn't exactly say yes, but definitely hinted that playing Christian Grey would not be a problem for him.

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