Hold onto your twitchy palms, ladies. We have some more major Fifty Shades of Grey casting news! And no, Charlie Hunnam is NOT back as Mr. Grey! Nor has Jamie Dornan left the set. Nope. What we've got here is news about another big role in the movie that has finally been cast. Are you ready? It's Christian Grey's brother, Elliot! So who will get to act in Jamie Dornan's kinky shadow? His name is Luke Grimes and he looks totally like he could be Jamie's brother! (Though since they're adopted this doesn't quite matter, thank you dear readers.)
Grimes is a regular on True Blood, where he plays Wes. So at least Fifty fans finally got some blood in the action, because I know they were so hoping for Alexander Skarsgard. Hey, maybe he'll visit the set and give Jamie some pointers?
Luke looks a tad like a young Johnny Depp, and he definitely looks like he could be related to Jamie, so it seems like the right fit. E.L. James has yet to weigh in on the casting, but no doubt this bit of news won't be nearly so controversial as Christian Grey's casting. Half of you are probably like, "Christian Grey has a brother?" Right?
But Luke is a fast rising actor, who has no less than five films he's worked on this year -- with Fifty, make it six!
Now since Elliot winds up having a fling with Anastasia's best friend Kate (so I just read two minutes ago, anyway), it will be important that whoever is cast in that role have chemistry with Luke. An early fan fav for the role of Kate was Blake Lively, but that's not gonna happen! It'll be interesting to see who they pick though. So far, it's been up-and-comers, NOT established stars.
Which is probably for the best.
Do you like Luke as Elliot?
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