Jennifer Ehle is a busy woman. Just yesterday is was revealed she signed on to star in The Forger, and now the British actress is in negotiations to star in Fifty Shades of Grey, according to Deadline.
Assuming she signs on the dotted line, the actress will play Carla, the mother of Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson). She is described as a strong Southern woman on her fourth marriage. Charlie Hunnam will play Christian Grey, the young multi-millionaire who strikes up a torrid, S&M flavoured affair with the college student Anastasia.
Sam Taylor-Johnson is directing from a screenplay by Kelly Marcel, adapted from the blockbuster novel by E.L. James. Shooting starts soon, with an August 1st, 2014 release already set.