‘True Blood’ actor (not Alexander Skarsgard) joins ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie

What's up ahead? -All year long, Alexander Skarsgard has been talked about as the one guy potentially from “True Blood” who could be joining the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie. After hearing this news, do you think that it’s possible we have wasted too much time barking up the wrong tree?

According to a new report from Variety, actor Luke Grimes, who is fresh off of a multiple-episode arc on the HBO vampire drama playing the part of James (the love interest for Deborah Ann Woll’s Jessica who was forced into nearly-copulating in front of Jason Stackhouse by Sarah Newlin) has joined the film as Elliot, the brother of Christian Grey (Jamie Dorner).

Given the timetable for production of this movie, which starts not long before “True Blood” season 7, you have to wonder just whether or not this means that Grimes could be ruled out when it comes to having a major role in the season. To be fair, we’ve yet to really see him have much of a presence in the new “True Blood” window of time presented at the end of the season 6 finale, which was many months after James, Jessica, and the rest of the Vampire Camp prisoners were released. There is no word just yet as to what the story here is going to be, even if we know already that Jason will still be with the sadistic Violet, who will continue to torment him by any means necessary with the promise of something good happening for him in the future.

Should Skarsgard really be relieved over not being cast in the feature film? We’re starting to think so, as we wrote about earlier in the week. While there are some benefits obviously to being a part of the film (including money), there is also a sort of astronomical fame that some actors really do not want to deal with (just ask Charlie Hunnam). Skarsgard is going to get a bevy of roles regardless, so he really does not have too much to worry about here at all.

“True Blood” season 7 premieres on HBO next summer, whereas you can expect to see “Fifty Shades of Grey” in August of 2014, at least pending any sort of delay brought on by production.

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