10/25/2013 04:09 pm ET

Luke Grimes Joins '50 Shades Of Grey' Cast As Christian's Brother


Amid the endless hunt for an actor to play Christian Grey, you may have forgotten that "50 Shades of Grey" has other characters in it, too. Thank goodness Luke Grimes is here to jog your memory.

The "True Blood" actor has been cast as Christian's brother, Elliot, in the adaptation of E L James' best-selling novel, Variety reports. Grimes is the fourth actor to join the cast. Dakota Johnson has been on board as Anastasia Steele since the first casting reports emerged, Jamie Dornan was announced earlier this week as Charlie Hunnam's replacement in the title role, and Jennifer Ehle will play Anastasia's mother.

Grimes, 29, starred in the indie thriller "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" and "Taken 2." He also had a recurring role on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" before being cast as Deborah Ann Woll’s new love interest, James, on "True Blood."

The news of Dornan's casting broke on Wednesday night, and many have responded positively to the choice. Now the movie just has a few more supporting characters to cast, including Anastasia's roommate and Christian's bodyguard. The movie is set to go into production in early November following the casting shakeup and script polishing by Patrick Marber ("Closer," "Notes on a Scandal").

For more on Grimes' casting, hop over to Variety.



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