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Good news for Jamie Dornan: Max Martini will protect him—on the silver screen, at least.
Meaning? The role of Jason Taylor, Christian Grey's trusted bodyguard in Fifty Shades of Grey, will be played by the 43-year-old actor, the studio behind the film confirmed Tuesday, Nov. 26.
Variety was first to report the casting news.
Martini, whose past roles include parts on Revenge and Captain Phillips, joins an already assembled cast which includes Dornan (Christian), Dakota Johnson (Anastasia Steele), Eloise Mumford (Anatasia's best friend Kate) and Luke Grimes (Christian's brother Elliot). Victor Rasuk will portray Anastasia's close friend José and Jennifer Ehle will be Anastasia's mother, Carla. Sam Taylor-Johnson is directing the movie adaptation of E.L. James' steamy triology, which has sold more than 90 million copies in e-book and print.