London: Actress Melanie Griffith`s daughter Dakota Johnson has emerged as the favourite for the female lead in the big screen adaptation of raunchy bestseller `Fifty Shades Of Grey`.
Melanie Griffith`s daughter frontrunner for Fifty Shades role
The 23-year-old former model, whose father is `Miami Vice` legend Don Johnson, is currently a `serious contender` to play the book`s heroine Anastasia Steele.
A host of famous faces, including Emma Watson, Kate Beckinsale and Alexis Bledel, have reportedly been considered for the coveted part, but Johnson is said to be a favourite as she has few film credits to her name.
British moviemaker Sam Taylor-Johnson has signed up to direct the Hollywood version of the erotic literary sensation by EL James, while `Sons of Anarchy` star Charlie Hunnam is the latest name linked to the role of masochistic billionaire Christian Grey.