Rita Ora to Play Christian Grey's Sister in FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
British singer Rita Ora has boarded FIFTY SHADES OF GREY.
According to Deadline, Ora has signed on to make her feature film debut as Mia, Christian Grey's adopted sister.
Universal Pictures and Focus Features recently announced that they will delay the opening of Sam Taylor-Johnson's adaptation of EL James' racy best-seller FIFTY SHADES OF GREY from its original August 1, 2014 release date to February 13, 2015.
The film has come up against obstacles in recent months including the re-casting of the lead role of Christian Grey. The film's original star, SONS OF ANARCHY's Charlie Hunnam, dropped out for personal reasons. Jamie Dornan will now take his place opposite Dakota Johnson, set to play Anastasia Steele. True Blood star Luke Grimes will portray Elliot Grey, the brother of Christian, while Eloise Mumford will play Anastasia's roommate.
Filming on FIFTY SHADES began yesterday.
Ora is the latest music protégée from Jay-Z and Roc Nation. The 21 year-old's first single with DJ Fresh went straight to No 1. More recently Rita's debut album ORA was released and followed suit by going straight to #1 on both iTunes and the weekly album chart. Amazingly, Rita's second single 'RIP' also went straight to #1, doubling sales on other singles in the charts and making RIP the fastest selling single of 2012. Roc Nation also revealed tips on some of the artists Rita is set to collaborate with, including artists Kanye West and Drake.
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