As the movie adaptation of E.L. James’ erotic bestseller “Fifty Shades of Grey” begins filming, more news has filtered in about who’s taking on roles.
As previously announced, after “Sons of Anarchy” actor Charlie Hunnam left the project, Jamie Dornan of “Once Upon a Time” took on the role of billionaire Christian Grey, while “Ben and Kate” actress Dakota Johnson is portraying protagonist Anastasia Steele. News had also broken previously that “Zero Dark Thirty” actress Jennifer Ehle will be portraying Anastasia’s mother, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Now, according to the Los Angeles Times, it’s been announced that actress Marcia Gay Harden will be playing Christian’s mother.
Meanwhile, actress Eloise Mumford of “The River” will be portraying Anastasia’s roommate Kate, while “Being Flynn” actor Victor Rasuk will play Anastasia’s friend Jose, singer Rita Ora will portray Christian’s sister Mia, “Taken 2” actor Luke Grimes will play Christian’s brother Elliot, and “Pacific Rim” actor Max Martini will take on the role of the head of Christian’s security team.
Dornan recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the movie, saying that he “certainly [doesn’t] fear” the part of Christian Grey, while Johnson told EW, “I just really understand [the books]. I think it’s an incredible love story and that’s why it’s affected so many people.”
The movie is set to open on Feb. 13, 2015.