22 November 2013 12:14 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In what looks to be one of the last big roles to cast before the film goes into production next month, Universal and Focus has tapped Eloise Mumford to play Anastasia Steele’s roommate in “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

The casting of this role has been an interesting one since it was of high priority after Charlie Hunnam was originally cast as Christian Grey. Uni was looking at other actresses for this role and had begun testing girls with Dakota Johnson, but Hunnam’s departure moved their focus back to the Grey role with the Kate role remaining vacant.

Jamie Dornan replaced Hunnam in the lead and Jennifer Ehle and Luke Grimes round out the cast, 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 Steele. The subsequent novels in »

- Justin Kroll

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