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Max Martini, who was seen in this summer’s Pacific Rim and plays a SEAL commander in Captain Phillips, has signed to play Christian Grey’s bodyguard in Universal and Focus Features’ Fifty Shades of Grey.
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The roll call of the adaptation of E. L. James’ best-selling novel consists of Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, respectively, plus Eloise Mumford as Anastasia’ best friend Kate Kavanagh; Luke Grimes as Christian’s brother, Elliot; Victor Rasuk as Anastasia’s close friend, José; and Jennifer Ehle as Anastasia’s mother, Carla.
Martini will be playing Jason Taylor, the head of Christian’s security team.
Sam Taylor-Johnson is directing the movie, which is eyeing an early December start.
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Martini, repped by ICM Partners, also did a stint on ABC’s Revenge and is part of the cast of NBC’s mid-season thriller, Crisis, which stars Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney.
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