Well, this is progress! Looks like the Fifty Shades of Grey movie has found another one of its supporting characters: Jose! No, sorry, Taylor Lautner fans ... It was ultimately a no-go for the guy who originally inspired the character. Instead, Fifty Shades will star Victor Rasuk as the aspiring photographer and classmate/BFF of Anastasia, reports Deadline.com.
If you recall, nice guy Jose has an unrequited crush on Ana, and as a result, he and possessive, dominant Christian rival for her attention and affection. Considering how Victor definitely fits the description of the character and is charismatic and has those "burning dark eyes," to boot, I definitely understand why casting directors went with him for the character!
And while he's not exactly a household name, he has a pretty solid resume ...
Twenty-nine-year-old Victor's breakout role was as skateboard pioneer Tony Alva in the buzzworthy 2005 movie The Lords of Dogtown. He later starred in HBO's How to Make It in America with Bryan Greenberg (he's so cute, too!), Raising Victor Vargas, Steven Soderbergh's Che, and Jobs. Besides Fifty next year, he'll also appear in the Godzilla remake, which also stars Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, aaaand -- get this -- Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who is married to none other than Fifty Shades' director Sam Taylor-Johnson. Interestink! Maybe Aaron had a hand in helping Victor nab the role? Either way, I say ... good call! He's perfect!
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So now that we have Luke Grimes cast as Elliot Grey, Jennifer Ehle as Anastasia's mom Carla, and oh yeah, Jamie Dornan as our second Christian Grey ... all we're really waiting for is Kate Kavanaugh! What's taking so long there? In the meantime, we could keep theorizing about who they'll pick, but judging from the choices they've made so far, it's most likely going to be someone we could've never guessed.
How do you feel about Victor as Jose? Were you hoping for someone else?
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