Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden joins Fifty Shades of Grey cast
04 DECEMBER 2013
The Fifty Shades of Grey
cast has welcomed its newest member – Marcia Gay Harden
will play Christian Grey's mum.
The Oscar-winning American actress will star as Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey who adopts Christian when his birth mother dies.
She joins a star-studded cast which includes Jamie Dornan as Christian, Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele and singer Rita Ora as Christian's sister.
As the cast members names are revealed, filming is underway in Vancouver
Jamie and Dakota were spotted shooting one of the book's first scenes which sees the pair meet for the first time for an interview in a coffee shop.
The RIP singer confirmed she would be playing Christian's sister
Mia on Twitter on Monday night.
"It's official!," the excited 23-year-old wrote of her first major film role. "I've been cast in @FiftyShades of Grey as Christian's sister Mia."
Marcia, who starred in Miller's Crossing
and Into The Wild
, has also recently joined the cast of Woody Allen's new film Magic in the Moonlight
The 54-year-old won an Academy Award for her supporting role in 2011 film Pollock
and was nominated in the same category in 2004 in Mystic River
It was announced in June that British director Sam Taylor-Wood would helm the highly-anticipated screen adaptation of E. L. James' hit book.
Production was pushed back by a month after Sons of Anarchy
actor Charlie Hunnan dropped out of film, weeks after he was cast as the leading man.
Fifty Shades of Grey
will be released on Valentine's Day weekend in 2015.