Marcia Gay Harden to Play Christian Grey’s Mother in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Marcia Harden 50 Shades of Grey

Film is currently shooting in Vancouver

Marcia Harden has joined the cast of Universal and Focus’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” as Christian Grey’s adoptive mother.

Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford and Jennifer Ehle are also on board, with Sam Taylor-Johnson directing.

Based on the bestselling book “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James, the movie follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Grey and college student Anastasia Steele. The subsequent novels in the series are “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed.”

Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti are producing. Kelly Marcel penned the script. Film is currently lensing in Vancouver.

Harden was most recently seen on HBO’s “The Newsroom” and Open Road’s “Parkland.”

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  1. cdr says:

    I love her- she will be great- hope the other strange cast members do this film justice- I’ve been so disappointed since Charlie Hunnam walked away. I think Ana was cast perfectly. A bit confused about Christian choice- the drop dead, all head turning business man- and the rest. We shall see. I am still going to see it. Just hope I don’t hate it.

  2. L says:

    Finally got something right, but it isn’t enough to make me want to see it again. Are they desperate for decent and more known names now because they’ve royally screwed up the other castings or what?

    • V says:

      Jennifer Ehle is a Tony and Bafta winning actress, she just did Zero Dark Thirty I believe and Max Martini is a decent primarily stage actor I believe. I even think Jamie Dornan is an ok choice. He plays the good dad husband/nighttime serial killer in The Fall with Gillian Anderson to perfection. So he might be ok playing the sociopath Christian Grey.

      Sure the book is trash, but I am hoping they are able to salvage something into a serviceable screen play. It will never be great. But there are some casting moves here that give the project a tad of hope.

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