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PHOTOS: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ cast

PHOTOS: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ cast

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LONDON (Reuters) – Dakota Johnson will play the naive Anastasia Steele alongside Irish model-turned-actor Jamie Dornan as the manipulative Christian Grey in the film version of the erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey”, its British author E.L. James said.

“Fifty Shades of Grey”, about a passionate relationship between literature student Anastasia and the manipulative entrepreneur Christian, was first published in 2011 and became a cultural phenomenon as it rocketed up the bestseller lists.

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Jamie Dornan of TV’s “Once Upon a Time” will play Christian Grey. Dornan is married to songwriter Amelia Warner.

Johnson, 23, a fashion model and actress, is the daughter of “Miami Vice” actor Don Johnson and “Working Girl” star Melanie Griffith. Johnson is best known for films such as action comedy “21 Jump Street” (2012) and romantic comedy “The Five-Year Engagement” (2012).

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TV’s “Ben and Kate” star, Dakota Johnson, will play Anastasia Steele.

Eloise Mumford, best known for her roles on TV series “The River” and “Lone Star” will play the best friend of Anastasia Steele.
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Eloise Mumford will play Anastasia Steele’s best friend, Kate Kavanagh.

British R&B singer Rita Ora has been cast as the adopted sister of Christian Grey. The singer, 23, is signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation label.
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Rita Ora will play Christian Grey’s adopted sister, Mia Grey.

Luke Grimes will play Christian Grey’s brother, Elliot.

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Luke Grimes

Jennifer Ehle (top) and Victor Rasuk (below) round out the cast as Steele’s mother, and her best friend Jose, respectively.
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Described as “mommy porn” by critics, James’s debut novel became Britain’s fastest paperback to reach 1 million sales and was the first in a trilogy. Movie rights for the novels were bought up by Universal Pictures and Focus Features.James, a former television executive whose real name is Erika Leonard, lives with her family in London.

“Fifty Shades” will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and is due for release in 2015.

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