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  • 4 December 2013, 14:53

Fifty Shades Of Grey Role For Singer Rita Ora

Singer Rita Ora has won a role in Fifty Shades Of Grey, the film to be based on EL James's best-selling erotic novel.

The 23-year-old Hot Right Now singer will play the sister of the male star of the story, Christian Grey.

Ora revealed the news to her fans on Twitter, saying: "It's official! I've been cast in Fifty Shades Of Grey as Christian's sister Mia."

British actor Jamie Dornan is set to play Grey in the movie adaptation, which is being directed by filmmaker and artist Sam Taylor-Johnson.

He signed up to star as the billionaire - who has a passionate relationship with student Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson - after Charlie Hunnam abruptly decided to pull out of the role.

Ora, who was born in Kosovo and educated at London's Sylvia Young Theatre School, previously appeared in the 2004 film Spivs.

She was at the British Fashion Awards when she tweeted the news about her first major film role.

The movie, which began shooting in Vancouver in Canada on Sunday, is set for release on Valentine's Day weekend in 2015.

Producers hope the film will do as well as the book, which has sold more than 70 million copies worldwide and is the fastest-selling paperback of all time.

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