True Blood’s Luke Grimes cast in Fifty Shades of Grey film

Luke Grimes joins Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson and Jennifer Ehle to play Christian Grey's brother in the movie adaptation of EL James' saucy novels

The cast of Universal’s Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation is filling out nicely…


Yesterday EL James, the author of the internationally bestselling trilogy, confirmed that Jamie Dornan is set to step into Christian Grey’s shoes and act opposite Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele, and now we have another casting announcement.

Luke Grimes, who plays vampire James in HBO’s supernatural series True Blood, has been cast as Christian Grey’s brother Elliot in the saucy film.

The news was shared via the official Fifty Shades of Grey film Twitter account: 

Grimes’ part, as Grey’s brother and Kave Kavanagh’s boyfriend, is relavitely small, but it’s still a crucial one.

As well as True Blood, 29-year-old American actor Luke Grimes has previously starred in Brothers and Sisters and Taken 2. He’s also set to appear in upcoming films Squatters, Manhatten Undying, Forever and Dark Around The Stars.

The Fifty Shades of Grey film is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and has been adapted for the screen by Kelly Marcel. 43-year-old Jennifer Ehle, who played Lizzie Bennet in the 1995 TV adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, is set to star as Anastasia Steele’s mother. Other characters, including Anastasia’s roommate Kate, are yet to be cast.

EL James’s internationally bestselling erotic trilogy, which also includes Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, follows the relationship between Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, and their increasingly x-rated bedroom exploits.