The British singer-songwriter who had a cameo in Fast & Furious 6 has been cast in another movie you might have heard about. Rita Ora will play Mia, the outgoing adopted sister of billionaire Christian Grey, in Universal‘s adaptation of E L James’ mega-selling novel Fifty Shades Of Grey. The Albania-born Ora has topped the British album and singles charts but hasn’t broken through in the U.S. This ought to help. She is repped by CAA and manager Sarah Stennett.
Jamie Dornan stars in Fifty Shades as Christian Grey in the film adaptation opposite Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele. Joining them in the cast are Eloise Mumford as Kate, Anastasia’s best friend and roommate; Luke Grimes as Elliot, Christian’s brother; Victor Rasuk as José, Anastasia’s close friend; and Jennifer Ehle as Anastasia’s mother, Carla; and Max Martini as Jason Taylor, Christian’s bodyguard and head of his security team. Michael de Luca and Dana Brunetti are producing alongside E L James, with Sam Taylor-Johnson directing. Last month Universal moved the film’s release date from August 1, 2014, to Valentine’s weekend 2015.
Rita Ora also confirmed via Twitter
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) December 2, 2013
Rita Ora has scored her first acting role with an appearance in the upcoming sixth edition of ‘The Fast & The Furious.’ In the below clip she can be seen starting a race between Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez. It’s only a cameo appearance but Rita has long expressed her wish to get into acting and this isn’t a bad place to start. ‘The Fast & The Furious 6′ will be released on May 17th. Peep Rita’s cameo appearance below.
Rita Ora will follow in the footsteps of Alexa Chung and Thandie Newton tomorrow as she hosts the annual British Designers’ Collective at Bicester Village.
Launching the ‘Future Vintage’ boutique, Rita has teamed up with the British Designers’ Collective to help champion new British talent.
The pop-up boutique, which will run for eight weeks in Bicester Village, will see a selection of carefully curated dresses, shoes and handbags from fave designers including Richard Nicoll, Nicholas Kirkwood, Peter Pilotto, Johathan Saunders and House of Holland.
In support of this year’s event, Rita models some of the designer wears in this short film, shot by Thomas Giddings. She looks a bit lovely in all of them, too…