Believe it or not, the Fifty Shades of Grey movie is STILL in the process of casting! While that seems all sorts of crazy considering that they're supposedly going to begin filming in Vancouver on December 2 (that's, uh, MONDAY ...?!), I guess director Sam Taylor-Johnson and the rest of the bigwigs behind the flick aren't too worried. And now, they've got even less reason to worry, because they've got one more cast member on-board: Max Martini, who will play Christian Grey's bodyguard, Jason Taylor. Well, hey, it's progress!
You may recognize Martini from Tom Hanks' recent film Captain Phillips, in which he played a SEAL Commander, or Revenge, in which he played a former FBI agent. (Fun fact: He also starred in Pacific Rim with former Christian Grey Charlie Hunnam.)
Clearly, ol' Max seems to be somewhat typecast as the suited-up, protective hero, so no wonder he's got the gig of keeping a close watch on Mr. Grey!
So, with this news, the number of cast members is up to a whopping 6: Jamie and Dakota, of course; the recently-cast Eloise Mumford as Ana's BFF Kate Kavanagh; Luke Grimes as Christian's brother, Elliot Grey; Victor Rasuk as Ana's friend, José; and Jennifer Ehle as Ana's mom, Carla. But that can't be it, right?
What about Christian's "Mrs. Robinson" aka Elena Lincoln? Now, I'm really starting to wonder if an A-lister is in negotiations for that role, because they're keeping so hush-hush. Maybe it will be Katie Holmes after all ...?! Who knows, but with the filming start date swiftly approaching, I'm sure we'll find out who'll be rounding out the cast very soon.
What do you think about Max Martini as Jason Taylor? Who should play Elena?
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