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Aaron Taylor-Johnson joins 'Fifty Shades of Grey' cast

6/17/2014
Aaron Taylor-Johnson joins 'Fifty Shades of Grey' cast © WENN / Aaron Taylor-Johnson Aaron Taylor-Johnson joins 'Fifty Shades of Grey' cast

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"Fifty Shades Of Grey" director Sam Taylor-Wood has added her husband Aaron Taylor-Johnson to the cast of the highly-anticipated movie adaptation of E.L. James' erotic bestseller.

Rumors surfaced last year suggesting the "Kick-Ass" star was being considered for the lead role of Christian Grey, but the part initially went to Charlie Hunnam. When he quit the project, actor Jamie Dornan was chosen as his replacement. And Taylor-Wood has now revealed Johnson has made it into the film. However, she has not elaborated on his role.

The movie, which also stars Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, is due to hit theaters next year. The casting news comes just weeks after Taylor-Johnson told Nylon magazine he had no interest in playing "Grey."

He stated, "I think it would have been the wrong kind of hype to bring toward us (as a couple). It would have been kind of funny that this character that all these women fancy - he's one in a million - and my wife picks her husband to play the part?"

He added, "I would love to have done something together again, but it wouldn't have been 'Fifty.' We were both on the same page."

The pair met on the set of 2009 movie "Nowhere Boy," in which Taylor-Johnson portrayed a young John Lennon.

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