Looks like Dylan Neal will be working some doubles! The TV star, who is currently shooting the second season of The CW's Arrow, has just been cast as Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson)'s stepfather in Fifty Shades of Grey. He starts shooting this week in Vancouver with the rest of the cast, including Jamie Dornan, who replaced Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey.
Arrow fans will know Dylan as the evil Dr. Anthony Ivo, who first appeared in November 6's episode, "League of Assassins." In Fifty Shades, he'll play a markedly different character. In the books, Ana considers Ray Steele her real father. He loves tea, is a skilled carpenter, and taught Ana her self-defense skills. Ray even bonds with Christian over their love of fly fishing! How wholesome. While in the film the character's name will be Bob, we're sure he still makes a mean cup of tea.
Dylan's big casting news comes after the casting of Ana's mom, Carla, who will be played by Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty), and Christian's mom, played by frequent Lifetime original movie pearl-clutcher Marcia Gay Harden. Other stars to sign onto the project include pop star Rita Ora as Christian's sister, Max Martini (Revenge) as Christian's bodyguard, Victor Rasuk as Ana's classmate, and Eloise Mumford as Ana's roommate Kate.