"Fifty Shades of Grey" novelist E.L. James announced Monday morning on Twitter that
The role of Anastasia is the biggest to date for Johnson, 23, who is the daughter of
Since graduating high school, Johnson has been steadily working her way up the acting ladder from small parts such as
Johnson starred in her first TV series, the short-lived 2012 Fox comedy series
She is currently filming a modern-day version of Shakespeare's "Cymbeline" with
"Fifty Shades," to be directed by British artist and filmmaker Sam Taylor Johnson, chronicles the complicated relationship between Steele and young business tycoon Christian Grey. Kelly Marcel is adapting James' book for Universal Pictures and Focus Features; the romance is scheduled to be released on Aug. 1, 2014.