Dakota Johnson On Set of ‘Cymbeline’ Following ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Casting
Dakota Johnson was recently announced as the actress who landed the much-coveted role of Anastasia Steele in the upcoming adaptation of E.L. James' erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey. Before she begins filming opposite Charlie Hunnam’s Christian Grey, Johnson has to wrap Cymbeline, which is shooting in New York City.
Cymbeline also stars Ethan Hawke, Milla Jovovich, Penn Badgley and Ed Harris and promises a modern retelling of William Shakespeare’s play. Johnson, who has already stripped down on screen in The Social Network and The Five-Year Engagement, was caught filming in just her underwear on the set of Cymbeline.
Johnson will have to bare even more when she and Hunnam begin shooting their sex scenes for Fifty Shades of Grey – which author James refers to as a “love story with a kink.” Back in January the film’s screenwriter Kelly Marcel stated her desire for Fifty Shades of Grey to receive an NC-17 rating. “We are 100 percent going there,” Marcel told The Sunday Times. “It will be rated NC-17. It will be raunchy.”
Sam Taylor-Johnson was tapped to direct the adaptation in June. Later that month, it was announced that the Fifty Shades of Grey movie would be released Aug. 1, 2014.
While the casting decisions regarding Christian and Anastasia were the most heavily anticipated, fans of the erotic series are still waiting to find out who will play the parts of the books’ supporting characters. Does a Twitter conversation between James, Marcel, producer Dana Brunetti and Heroes actor Milo Ventimiglia indicate he’s landed the role of Ana’s friend Jose Rodriguez?
– Chelsea Regan
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