'Fifty Shades' adds 'True Blood' star Luke Grimes
05:00 AM, Oct 26, 2013
There’s a new Grey cast in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.
True Blood and Brothers & Sisters star Luke Grimes will stand in as Elliot Grey, the brother of kinky billionaire Christian Grey. Industry reports of the casting were confirmed by author E. L. James on Twitter Friday.
James retweeted an item from the official Fifty Shades Twitter account which read, “Get ready to be swept off your feet. Welcome Luke Grimes to #TeamFifty as Elliot Grey!”
James has actively tweeted casting news for the film, including news of her troubled main character Christian Grey. She originally announced the casting of Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey in September along with the news that Dakota Johnson would play Anastasia Steele. Hunnam dropped out of the movie on Oct. 14, and James wished him well on Twitter.
James then officially welcomed Hunnam’s replacement on Twitter on Thursday with a tweet that read, “Stow you twitchy palms ladies..our man is here. Welcome to #TeamFifty @JamieDornan1 x.”