Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith’s daughter Dakota Johnson (“The Social Network,” “21 Jump Street”) is the latest name to emerge as a contender for the coveted role of Anastasia Steele in the upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” film adaptation at Universal and Focus Features.
The news comes as another report says that producers are looking at “Pacific Rim” and “Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam to play the role of kinky billionaire Christian Grey. A decision regarding that casting won’t be made until after the filmmakers have locked down the Anastasia role.
Sam Taylor-Johnson (“Nowhere Boy”) directs from a script by Kelly Marcel (“Saving Mr. Banks”) who adapted the literary sensation by E. L. James. Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti are producing.