'Fifty Shades of Grey': Jennifer Ehle to Play Anastasia Steele's Mother

4:13 PM PST 10/07/2013 by Rebecca Ford
Jennifer Ehle

Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam will star in the adaptation of the erotic novel.

Anastasia Steele has a mother.

Jennifer Ehle has been cast as Carla in Fifty Shades of Grey, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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Carla is the mother of Anastasia Steele, the college student who falls for 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey. Dakota Johnson is starring as Steele and Charlie Hunnam will play Grey.

Universal and Focus Features' forthcoming adaptation, based on EL James' racy and extremely popular novel, is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside author James. Kelly Marcel wrote the screenplay.

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Ehle, who most recently shot the upcoming Robocop film, has previously appeared in Zero Dark Thirty and Contagion. She was also tapped for a role in upcoming heist movie The Forger, which started shooting today. She's repped by ICM Partners.

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