British singer-songwriter and actress Rita Ora is expanding her acting chops. The 23-year-old Roc Nation signee has been casted in Universal Pictures and Focus Features adaptation of E L James’ best-selling novel “Fifty Shades of Grey.” She will play the role of “Mia,” the adopted younger sister of Christian Grey. She confirmed her new gig this afternoon, tweeting:
This isn’t Rita’s first stint on TV or the big screen. Earlier this year, she guest starred on 90210 and also appeared as a racer in ‘Fast & Furious 6‘. Based on the #1 bestselling book, Fifty Shades of Grey follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey and college student Anastasia Steele. “Fifty Shades of Grey” has become a global phenomenon.
The subsequent novels in the series are “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed.” The trilogy has been translated in 52 languages worldwide since its release. To date, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has sold more than 90 million copies worldwide in e-book and print, making it one of the fastest-selling book series ever.