‘True Blood’s’ Luke Grimes to Play Christian Grey’s Brother in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

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He joins Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in the adaptation of E L James’ erotic novel

Luke Grimes is set to play Christian Grey’s brother in “Fifty Shades of Grey,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.

Author E L James has confirmed via Twitter that Jamie Dornan will play Christian Grey opposite Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele.

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Universal and Focus are mounting the movie, which Sam Taylor-Johnson is directing from a script by Kelly Marcel. Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti are producing the film, which will fog up theaters on Aug. 1, 2014.

Grimes, who co-starred opposite Amber Heard in “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane,” will soon be seen as the lead in “The Shangri-La Suite.” He previously played Maggie Grace‘s boyfriend in “Taken 2.”

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Grimes has starred on HBO’s “True Blood” and ABC’s “Brothers and Sisters.” He’s repped by CAA, Global Creative and attorney David Feldman.

Variety broke the news.