EXCLUSIVE: Dylan Neal is the latest actor to join the cast of Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ adaptation of EL James’ bestselling Fifty Shades Of Grey. He’ll play Bob, Anastasia Steele’s (Dakota Johnson) stepfather and husband of Carla Adams (Jennifer Ehle). He begins shooting this week in Vancouver. Neal currently stars in Hallmark Channel’s Cedar Cove opposite Andie MacDowell. He is also shooting the second season of The CW’s Arrow, in the recurring role of the villainous Dr. Anthony Ivo. Jamie Dornan has been set to play Christian Grey opposite Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in the pic directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, which will hit theaters February 13, 2015. Universal has been busy rounding out the cast of Fifty Shades, which stars Jamie Dornan as Christian opposite Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele. Marcia Gay Harden was announced yesterday in the role of Christian’s mother as the production fleshes out its supporting cast. It also includes Rita Ora, who joined Fifty Shades on Monday; Eloise Mumford as Kate, Anastasia’s BFF/roommate; Luke Grimes as Christian’s brother Elliot; Victor Rasuk as Anastasia’s friend José; Jennifer Ehle as Anastasia’s mother Carla; and Max Martini as Christian Grey’s bodyguard Jason Taylor
Neal is repped by Play Management and Industry Entertainment. His Fifty Shades deal was handled by Darren Trattner and Marcy Morris of Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.
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