"Fifty Shades of Grey" novelist E.L. James broke the news today on her Twitter page that the lead roles in the film adaptation of for her erotic novel, also of the same name, will be played by Dakota Johnson ("Ben and Kate") as Anastasia Grey and  "The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey." 

The 33-year-old British heartthrob is best known as Jackson "Jax" Teller on "Sons of Anarchy."

Universal Pictures and Focus Features will release "Fifty Shades of Grey" on Aug. 1, 2014.

Read more: LA Times

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