True Blood Star Officially Cast in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’!

October 28, 2013 by  

No, It’s Not Alexander Skarsgard But Luke Grimes:

Luke Grimes stars as vampire James in HBO's True BloodFans of the novel Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James have heard many rumors flying about who will play the lead character of Christian Grey, the tortured entrepreneur who has a fetish for whips and chains. Even True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard was suggested to fill the part, a rumor that ended up being unfounded when Charlie Hunnam (of Sons of Anarchy fame) was officially signed on. However, his part in this movie was short lived and due to filming conflicts, the role was then handed over to male model and actor, Jamie Dornan.

Now that the main characters have been cast (Dakota Johnson, the daughter of actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, winning the lead female role of Anastasia Steele), a frenzy has started over who will play the other characters in the movie. This time we can confirm that a True Blood actor has managed to score a part – and a big one at that! Luke Grimes (who played vampire James in Season 6 of HBO’s True Blood) has won the coveted role of Elliot Grey, the brother of Christian.

Now all we have left to wonder about, casting wise, is who will play Anastasia’s close friend, Kate Kavanagh? Is there any other True Blood stars that could possibly fit the bill? Guess we’ll have to wait and see…

It has been reported that filming for Fifty Shades of Grey will begin on November 5th in Vancouver.

Who was planning to see this movie before Luke Grimes was cast? Who is now only going to see it because Luke is in it? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: E! Online – True Blood’s Luke Grimes Cast in Fifty Shades of Grey!

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)


  • Sarah Joseph

    Luke was great in TB, but I’m racking my brain to think of anything that could possibly entice me to go and see this movie… nothing comes to mind so far!