updated 09/02/2013 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 09/02/2013 AT 12:00 PM ET
Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey have been waiting with bated breath to find out who would bring the erotic novel to life on the big screen.
Now, they know: On Monday, author E L James Tweeted, “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.”
The daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, Johnson, 23, is a model-turned-actress who has been seen in The Social Network and the short-lived sitcom Ben and Kate.
Over the past year she was just one of the many names mentioned as being up for the coveted role.
Less than an hour later, James also put speculation to rest about the male protagonist.