Ora will play Mia, the outgoing adopted younger sister of billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan).
Ora is best known as the chart-topping musician who scored a hit with “Hot Right Now,” is often compared to singer Rihanna, and recently had a cameo in Universal's Fast & Furious 6 (2013). She was handpicked to be the face of Madonna’s fashion line “Material Girl”, and will represent Rimmel for their 2014 campaign.
James posted a picture on set Sunday, Dec. 1 via Instagram captioned “Action!” marking the start of production.
Fifty Shades of Grey will follow the racy relationship between college student (Johnson) and mysterious 27-year-old billionaire Grey (Dornan).
The film also stars Eloise Mumford, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Jennifer Ehle, and Max Martini.
Fifty Shades of Grey is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, and is being produced by Universal Pictures and Focus.
The movie was pushed back from its original August 2014 release to February 2015, just in time for Valentine’s Day.