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'Fifty Shades of Grey' casting rumors touch Chris Evans, Dakota Johnson

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GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com
Chris Evans... Christian Grey? UPI/Jim Ruymen
Chris Evans... Christian Grey? UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo

The eagerly awaited casting announcement for the stars of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie is expected to come in just a few weeks and the rumor mill is working overtime.

"Fifty Shades" author E.L. James set tongues wagging when she posted a picture on her Twitter account with none other than Captain America himself, Chris Evans.

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"Having fun..." she captioned the photo, with a wink.

(Then again, no one read much into it when James tweeted a picture of herself with the author of a different kind of fantasy, "Game of Thrones" scribe George R.R. Martin.)

Evans is only the latest in a long line of stars finding their names linked to the "love story with a kink." Earlier this week, industry rumors have named "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam with the Christian Grey role, and "21 Jump Street" actress Dakota Johnson was named as a possible Anastasia "Ana" Steel.

Alex Pettyfer, Ian Somerhalder, Ryan Gosling and Robert Pattinson have also been connected to the film.

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Whoever ends up slipping into Christian Grey's shoes, the film is expected to see wide release on Aug. 1, 2014.

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