Callum Keith Rennie joins Fifty Shades Of Grey

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 December 2013
Callum Keith Rennie

Callum Keith Rennie

Callum Keith Rennie has been cast in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' as the stepfather of female lead Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson)

Callum Keith Rennie has been cast in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

The Canadian actor, 53, will play Ray Steele, who is the stepfather of college student and female lead Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) in the film adaptation of E. L. James' best selling trilogy, according to the

Rennie - who recently appeared in NBC series 'The Firm' where he played Ray McDeere - will star alongside Jamie Dornan, who is taking on the role of bondage-loving millionaire Christian Grey.

Filming for the movie has kicked off in Vancouver, Canada and the lead characters, Christian and Anastasia, have been spotted kissing on set.

Universal Pictures recently announced that Marcia Gay Harden has joined the cast as Christian's adoptive mother, Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey, while British singer Rita Ora will star as his adopted sister, Mia.

Other actors in the cast include Luke Grimes as Christian's elder brother, Elliot, Eloise Mumford as Anastasia's best friend Kate Kavanagh, Victor Rasuk as Anastasia's pal Jose, and Max Martini, who stars as Christian's bodyguard.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' is due for release in February 2015.

Fifty Shades of Grey

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 5min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson
  • Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Jennifer Ehle
  • UK release: 13 February 2015

Despite its troubling gender politics and distinct lack of plot, the likeable Johnson brings nuance and charm to a paper-thin character; Dornan manages to offer a hint of humanity; and given the many constraints, this sleek, fairly trim and occasionally sensual adaptation is the best imaginable outcome.

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