May 07, 2014 - 17:26 BST hellomagazine.com Benedict Cumberbatch and Dakota Johnson appear to have struck up a friendship at Monday's night Met Gala, as on Tuesday they were spotted around New York City together. Benedict Cumberbatch and Dakota Johnson appear to have struck up a friendship at Monday night's Met Gala, as on Tuesday they were spotted around New York City together. The Sherlock star wore a newsboy cap with a navy blue jumper, as he joined 50 Shades of Grey actress Dakota and friends for lunch. Benedict Cumberbatch and Dakota Johnson in NYC Wearing a floral pleated dress with large animal print sunglasses, Dakota tried to keep her face covered during their walk with a copy of a newspaper. Rumours began circling that the pair could be looking to work together on their next project, as they reportedly hit it off at the Met Gala after being seated near each other. Dakota Johnson in NYC Starring opposite Jamie Dornan, Dakota was spotted in December 2013 on the first day of shooting for 50 Shades of Grey in Vancouver, filming a scene in which 27-year-old millionaire Christan Grey (Jamie Dornan) asks college senior Anastasia Steele (Dakota) out after she stumbles through her initial interview with the intimidating entrepreneur.50 Shades of Grey is set for release on Valentine's Day in 2015, but in the mean time Dakota will also be starring opposite Johnny Depp as his love interest in Black Mass, the biopic of legendary mobster Whitey Bulger.Benedict was recently announced as the man who will play Richard III in the BBC’s new drama making up the second in the series of their Shakespeare's History Plays. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan filming 50 Shades of Grey Dakota is currently dating Jordan Masterson who was spotted on set with her in Vancover in early 2014, while Benedict is recently single after reportedly breaking up with his girlfriend of 12 years, Olivia Poulet.