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Eloise Mumford to Play Anastasia's Best Friend in Fifty Shades

Eloise Mumford to Play Anastasia's Best Friend in Fifty Shades of Grey

Originally posted 11/23/2013 04:40PM

Fifty Shades of Grey has its newest cast member.

Eloise Mumford, 27, will play Kate Kavanaugh, best friend and roommate of Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of the bestselling erotic novel.

The actress has been seen in the TV series Lone Star and The River as well as the indie film Drones.

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PHOTO: Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson Transform for Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey: Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson Transform Into Christian Grey & Anastasia Steele

Originally posted 11/13/2013 09:40AM

Oh, the ties that bind.

Production is ramping up on the highly anticipated movie version of the erotic literary saga Fifty Shades of Grey, and now eager fans can get a glimpse of the two actors who'll go toe-to-toe (or rather, bondage-to-bondage) as its sexy, hot-and-heavy leads: Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.

In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, the two stars get into character as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele – with the help of a poor, unassuming silk tie.

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Jamie Dornan Will Star in Fifty Shades of Grey: Report | Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan Will Star in Fifty Shades of Grey: Report

Originally posted 10/23/2013 09:45PM

Has Anastasia's big screen Christian Grey finally arrived?

After Charlie Hunnam dropped out of the screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, speculation reached a fever pitch over who would replace him in the steamy starring role.

It now appears that Irish actor Jamie Dornan is the guy.

The British actor and former Calvin Klein model, 31, will assume the role of Christian, Variety reported Wednesday. The studio is not commenting on the reports. However, a source confirms to PEOPLE that the casting is indeed in its final negotiations.

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Fifty Shades of Grey Casting Shakeup: What to Know About the Prospects | Matthew Bomer

Christian Grey Casting Shakeup: What to Know About Jamie Dornan, Scott Eastwood & Other Hopefuls

Originally posted 10/19/2013 07:15PM

Charlie Hunnam's shocking exit from Fifty Shades of Grey left Hollywood scrambling to find a quick replacement to fill the role of Christian Grey in the upcoming movie adaptation of the erotic literary sensation.

Here's what you need to know about some of the rumored front-runners for the part.

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What Has Dakota Johnson Been Up to During Fifty Shades Casting Drama?

Dakota Johnson Steps Out Amid Charlie Hunnam Fifty Shades of Grey Casting Drama

Originally posted 10/18/2013 09:45AM

Dakota Johnson was reading at a table in Hollywood this week – but she wasn't doing a table read with rumored new Fifty Shades of Grey costar Jamie Dornan.

Nope, the actress seemed worry-free while reading the menu at Brick + Mortar in Santa Monica, Calif., on Thursday. Johnson, who arrived with a blond gal pal and grabbed a seat on the patio, was dressed down in a striped black-and-white T-shirt, had her hair casually clipped up in a messy bun and "didn't have a stitch of makeup on," according to an onlooker.

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Charlie Hunnam Is 'Fully Concentrated on What He's Doing Now' | Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam a No-Show at First Scheduled Public Appearance Since Fifty Shades Dropout

Originally posted 10/17/2013 02:00PM

Charlie Hunnam just avoided the possibility of having to address his decision to drop out of Fifty Shades of Grey.

On Wednesday, the actor, 33, failed to make his first scheduled public appearance since the big casting shakeup was announced over the weekend.

Hunnam – who was set to play the erotic film's lead role, Christian Grey – was slated to attend the Paley Center's benefit gala honoring the FX network until the "last minute," an event rep told PEOPLE, without providing any further explanation.

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Is British Actor/Model Jamie Dornan New Frontrunner for Christian Grey? | Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan, British Actor and Model, Is Favorite for Christian Grey: Report

Originally posted 10/16/2013 02:30PM

Is this the new shade of Grey?

Following the news that Charlie Hunnam, 33, backed out of playing Christian Grey in the highly anticipated film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey, Universal Pictures and Focus Features apparently have their eyes set primarily on British TV star Jamie Dornan, 31, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The report says that fellow British actor Christian Cooke, 26, and Alexander Skarsgard, 37, of True Blood fame, are also in the running for the coveted erotic role.

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Charlie Hunnam Left Fifty Shades to Avoid Being Like Robert Pattinson: Source | Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam Left Fifty Shades to Avoid Being Like Robert Pattinson: Source

Originally posted 10/14/2013 04:30PM

The Twilight saga may have put Robert Pattinson on the map, but not all of Hollywood is looking for that type of attention.

Following the announcement that the Sons of Anarchy actor exited Fifty Shades of Grey on Saturday, a source tells PEOPLE it wasn't all because of his "immersive TV schedule," which Universal Pictures and Focus Features blamed for his departure.

"He dropped out of the project because he didn't want to be typecast," the source says. "He didn't want the Robert Pattinson-esque attention that would come along with taking on this role."

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Charlie Hunnam's Fifty Shades Freed – But Who Tied the Knot this Weekend? | Charlie Hunnam, Greg Louganis, Lauren Conrad

What You Missed Over The Weekend

Charlie Hunnam's Fifty Shades Freed, 5-Plus Couples Tie the Knot & More from the Weekend

Originally posted 10/14/2013 06:00AM

Who didn't get married this weekend?

In case you missed it, it's beginning to look like an autumn of love in Hollywood – for everyone except a certain Christian Grey:

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No Fifty Shades? No Problem! Charlie Hunnam Serves as Best Man at Wedding | Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam Serves as Best Man at Friend's Wedding

Originally posted 10/13/2013 04:00PM

Charlie Hunnam doesn't seem too upset about exiting Fifty Shades of Grey.

The same day Universal Pictures and Focus Features released a joint statement that the Sons of Anarchy actor and the "filmmakers of Fifty Shades of Grey ... have agreed to find another male lead given Hunnam's immersive TV schedule," he served as the best man in a friend's wedding.

Hunnam, 33, "seemed in really good spirits and spent time with his closest friends and his girlfriend," a source tells PEOPLE. He gave a sentimental toast and longtime girlfriend Morgana McNelis caught the bouquet.

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