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Fans React to ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Casting Choices

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Fans React to ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Casting Choices

Charlie Hunnam, Dakota Johnson (Getty)

"Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James took to Twitter early Monday morning to share some big news ... the long-awaited decision of who will play Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in her sultry, sex-infused tale-turned-mega motion picture.

The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.

— E L James (@E_L_James) September 2, 2013

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. — E L James (@E_L_James) September 2, 2013

The casting has certainly surprised many. Hunnam, 33, stars on AMC's hit show "Sons of Anarchy," however, Johnson, 23, still seems relatively known, despite appearing in a smattering of television and movie roles. To date, she is most notable for being the star spawn of actress Melanie Griffith and actor Don Johnson.

Prior to the duo's casting, the highly-anticipated flick had dozens of stars vying for the two starring roles and speculation has run rampant regarding who would eventually headline the movie. Early frontrunners for casting included, "Game of Thrones" beauty Emilia Clarke, "White Collar's" Matt Bomer, "Vampire Diaries" hottie Ian Somerhalder, and "Mad Men" actress Alexis Bledel.

Now that the cat is out of the bag or handcuffs (if you will), fans are reacting on social media with a range of emotions from outrage to disappointment, even calling the actors "ugly" and threatening to not see the movie. Check it out!

Very disappointed in the cast for the movie "Fifty Shades of Grey" #UglyActors&Actresses — alayna flynn (@alaynaflynn3) September 2, 2013

why is no one talking about how awful the Fifty Shades of Grey casting is?! I'm still pretending its @iansomerhalder — Kristin Harris (@KristinHarris) September 2, 2013

50 Shades of Grey movie leads announced...can't say I'm thrilled with the decision. — Monique Blair (@MoniqueWMBFNews) September 2, 2013

After reading the books I couldn't wait for fifty shades of grey, now I'm not excited one bit — jesss✌ (@jesshanwellxo) September 2, 2013

Dakota johnson isnt right shed need big blue eyes and look younger... no im not watching fifty shades of grey — Julia Ramirez (@heeythuuritsme) September 2, 2013

Um I'm not entirely happy with the casting for Fifty Shades of Grey. Actually I'm not happy at all. #bummer — Sara Darling (@saraNeon) September 2, 2013

Eew the cast they chose for fifty shades of grey is not what i imagined

Do you think Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson are right for the roles? Sound off in the comments.