According to Variety, "True Blood" actor Luke Grimes will join the cast as Elliot, Christian's adopted brother. Elliot Grey is described as a tall, muscular 30-something with curly blond hair and blue eyes.
In addition to "True Blood," Grimes' credits include TV's "Brothers & Sisters," "Taken 2" and "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane."
Grimes joins Dornan and leading lady Dakota Johnson (playing Anastasia Steele) in the Sam Taylor-Johnson-directed flick based on E L James' best-selling erotic novels.
Grimes fills in one of a few minor character spots in James' kinky novel. Other smaller roles yet to be filled include Ana's mom, as well as Kate, who is Ana's best friend and roommate. (Kate missed out on her opportunity to meet Christian first.)
Friday's (October 25) casting news comes hot on the heels of James' tweet, which confirmed Dornan's casting in the flick on Thursday. "Stow your twitchy palms ladies ... Our man is here," she wrote. "Welcome to #TeamFifty @JamieDornan1 x."
Dornan replaced "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam, who dropped out of the project earlier this month. Production for the film is slated to begin in November. The film will open August 1, 2014.