Callum Keith Rennie Joins Fifty Shades of Grey Cast as Ray Steele

Although Ray Steele is technically Anastasia Steele’s ex-stepfather, she carries his name and considers him to be her “real” father.

Callum currently stars as Lew Ashby in Showtime’s Californication and, like author E L James, is a Brit.

To read more about the announcement, check out the exclusive from The Hollywood Reporter here. To read more about his career, visit IMDb here.

Academy Award-Winner Marcia Gay Harden Joins Fifty Shades of Grey Cast

Veteran actress Marcia Gay Harden will be playing Dr. Grace Trevelyan-Grey, Christian’s adoptive mother, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter here and confirmed by Team Fifty via Twitter.

2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach

Photo credit: Nikki Nelson / WENN

Harden won Best Supporting Actress for her role as artist Jackson Pollock’s wife (played by Ed Harris) in the 2000 movie Pollock. She earned another Oscar nomination for her supporting role in Clint Eastwood’s Mystic River. (Source: IMDb)

Very nice addition! And can’t you just see her going toe to toe with Elena Lincoln (aka Mrs. Robinson)?!

Once we get Carrick cast, the Grey family will be complete. We don’t know about the rest of you, but we keep thinking Kevin Spacey will be cast somewhere along the line. Both he and Marcia Gay Harden are 54. There’s Carrick Grey, Ray Steele, Dr. Flynn… You never know. Regardless, it’s so much fun seeing the cast come together.

Rita Ora Joins Fifty Shades of Grey Cast as Mia Grey

Team Fifty and E L James have announced the newest addition to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie cast via The Hollywood Reporter here.

Rita Ora is a multi-talented singer/songwriter/actress discovered by Jay Z and signed to his Roc Nation label. She has a powerful voice packed inside her 5’5″ frame. Maybe she will find her way onto the soundtrack! Here she is performing a beautiful acoustic version of “Shine Ya Light” on On Air With Ryan Seacrest.

As FSoG fans know, Mia is the adopted sister of Christian Grey. Now we wait to hear who will play the parents of the Grey siblings and who will be cast as Mia’s love interest, Ethan.

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MTV News Is Listening…

and so are we!

We recently conducted a quick Twitter poll to see who YOUR top three choices were to play Anastasia Steele in the upcoming movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.

While names like Kristen Stewart, Lucy Hale, Emilia Clarke, Allison Williams, Shailene Woodley, Ashley Greene, Emma Stone, Katherine McPhee, Lilly Collins, Nikki Reed, and Amanda Crew were mentioned, your top three picks were as follows:

#1 Emmy Rossum

#2 Alexis Bledel

#3 Unknown/Newcomer

The reason we took the poll was so that your voice could be heard in an MTV News (@mtvnews) article written by Christina Garabaldi (@ChristinaMTV). You can read all of the articles in her series by clicking on the links below.

‘Fifty Shades of Grey': Experts Cast Christian Grey

Is ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Too Hot For An R Rating?

‘Fifty Shades of Grey': Experts Cast Anastasia Steele

Thank you again to those of you who participated in the poll! For more news on your favorite subject, go to MTV.com (here) and do a keyword search for “Fifty Shades.”

It’s early in the print-to-screen process, so keep your suggestions coming in the comments and on twitter (@50ShadesMovie). You just never know who might be listening!