Dakota Johnson's New Role Is Going to Earn Her Serious Acting Cred

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Anastasia who? Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson just landed a new role -- and it's a far cry from Christian Grey's lover. Dakota will be starring in The Peanut Butter Falcon, a new film starring Bruce Dern and "fan-fave" Shia LaBeouf. The movie, which Dakota just signed on for, sounds like a far cry from her past flicks. Good for her for branching out!


According to Variety, the movie follows Zak (played by Zachary Gottsagen, who inspired the film), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from the nursing home where he lives in order to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. Zak eventually attends the Saltwater Redneck wrestling school, and winds up being coached by an outlaw on the run (LaBeouf's character).

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So far, details about Dakota's character are pretty scant, but it's safe to say she won't be getting spanked at any point during the film. And unlike her role in How to Be Single, not sure how many jokes she'll be cracking either.

Since she broke out on the scene a few years ago as Anastasia Steele, Dakota has become a legit movie star and serious fashion inspiration. No doubt, her latest role will gain her even more fans and allow her existing ones to see her in a new light. 

Looking forward to the flick, Dakota! Talk about range.

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