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PHOTO: Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson Transform for Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey: Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson Transform Into Christian Grey & Anastasia Steele

Originally posted 11/13/2013 09:40AM

Oh, the ties that bind.

Production is ramping up on the highly anticipated movie version of the erotic literary saga Fifty Shades of Grey, and now eager fans can get a glimpse of the two actors who'll go toe-to-toe (or rather, bondage-to-bondage) as its sexy, hot-and-heavy leads: Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.

In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, the two stars get into character as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele – with the help of a poor, unassuming silk tie.

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Hello, Ms. Steele! Dakota Johnson Dyes Hair Brown for Fifty Shades of Grey

Hello, Ms. Steele! Dakota Johnson Dyes Hair Brown for Fifty Shades of Grey

Originally posted 11/12/2013 08:00PM

The star debuts her Anastasia-appropriate new do

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What Has Dakota Johnson Been Up to During Fifty Shades Casting Drama?

Dakota Johnson Steps Out Amid Charlie Hunnam Fifty Shades of Grey Casting Drama

Originally posted 10/18/2013 09:45AM

Dakota Johnson was reading at a table in Hollywood this week – but she wasn't doing a table read with rumored new Fifty Shades of Grey costar Jamie Dornan.

Nope, the actress seemed worry-free while reading the menu at Brick + Mortar in Santa Monica, Calif., on Thursday. Johnson, who arrived with a blond gal pal and grabbed a seat on the patio, was dressed down in a striped black-and-white T-shirt, had her hair casually clipped up in a messy bun and "didn't have a stitch of makeup on," according to an onlooker.

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Is British Actor/Model Jamie Dornan New Frontrunner for Christian Grey? | Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan, British Actor and Model, Is Favorite for Christian Grey: Report

Originally posted 10/16/2013 02:30PM

Is this the new shade of Grey?

Following the news that Charlie Hunnam, 33, backed out of playing Christian Grey in the highly anticipated film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey, Universal Pictures and Focus Features apparently have their eyes set primarily on British TV star Jamie Dornan, 31, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The report says that fellow British actor Christian Cooke, 26, and Alexander Skarsgard, 37, of True Blood fame, are also in the running for the coveted erotic role.

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Fifty Shades Star Dakota Johnson Already Whips the Fashion Competition

Fifty Shades Star Dakota Johnson Already Whips the Fashion Competition

Originally posted 09/09/2013 07:15AM

A crash course on the actress's style

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Charlie Hunnam on Fifty Shades Chemistry – & What His Girlfriend Thinks | Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam on Fifty Shades Chemistry with Dakota Johnson – & What His Girlfriend Thinks

Originally posted 09/08/2013 04:00PM

Charlie Hunnam is ready to bring the erotically charged role of Christian Grey to life – especially after meeting his costar.

The Sons of Anarchy star was officially cast Monday – along with Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele – for the film adaptation of E L James's Fifty Shades of Grey.

Hunnam, 33, admits that after reading the book and meeting with the film's director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, he was intrigued but needed more to seal the deal.

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Matt Bomer 'So Grateful' Fans Wanted Him for Fifty Shades

Matt Bomer 'So Grateful' Fans Wanted Him for Fifty Shades of Grey

Originally posted 09/05/2013 11:50AM

Fifty Shades of Grey fans didn't exactly scream in ecstasy when they learned Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson were cast in the film version. So they took matters in their own hands.

Fans launched a Change.org petition begging producers to cast Matt Bomer as kinky-yet-sensitive billionaire Christian Grey and Alexis Bledel as Anastasia Steele.

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Melanie Griffith Thrilled Her Daughter Dakota Johnson Will Be in 50 Shades

Melanie Griffith Thrilled Her Daughter Dakota Johnson Will Be in 50 Shades

Originally posted 09/03/2013 09:30AM

Melanie Griffith is 50 shades of delighted!

The actress spoke out Monday of her joy after author E L James revealed that Griffith and Don Johnson's daughter Dakota Johnson has been cast as Anastasia in the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey.

"My beautiful child Dakota has been chosen to play Anna Steele in 50 Shades," Griffith, 56, wrote on Twitter. "Look out world! Here she comes!!! #proudmama."

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It's Official: Dakota Johnson & Charlie Hunnam Cast in Fifty Shades

UpdatePosted 09/02/2013 03:00PM

Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam Cast as Leads in Fifty Shades of Grey

Originally posted 09/02/2013 12:00PM

Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey have been waiting with bated breath to find out who would bring the erotic novel to life on the big screen.

Now, they know: On Monday, author E L James Tweeted, "I am delighted to let you know that the lovely Dakota Johnson has agreed to be our Anastasia in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey."

The daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, Johnson, 23, is a model-turned-actress who has been seen in The Social Network and the short-lived sitcom Ben and Kate.

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Check Out the Latest Casting Rumor for Fifty Shades of Grey | Charlie Hunnam

Fifty Shades of Grey Casting Rumor: Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam

Originally posted 08/23/2013 09:15AM

Is Grey going blond?

While the names of countless Hollywood stars have been bound to the leading roles in the film adaptation of E L James's mega-selling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, recent rumors tie two towheaded, younger actors to the project: Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam.

Johnson, 23 – daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith – is a former model who turned heads in The Social Network and the short-lived sitcom Ben and Kate.

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