Christian and Anastasia return to the screen with the follow up to the utterly ridiculous 2015 hit Fifty Shades of Grey in Fifty Shades Darker. James Foley (Fear) directs the sequel that sees Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson fulfill their contractual obligations and return to the lead roles. Will the sequel be steamier? Will they actually have on screen chemistry? Will we get more than a partial shaft shot? All this and more will be revealed on Valentine’s Day!
Synopsis: Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon. Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015’s blockbuster film that grossed more than $560 million globally, the new installment arrives for Valentine’s Day and invites you to slip into something a shade darker.
When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.
Also returning from Fifty Shades of Grey are Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini, who are joined for the first time by Oscar® winner Kim Basinger, Bella Heathcote and Eric Johnson.
Fifty Shades Darker is directed by James Foley (Fear, House of Cards) and once again produced by Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Marcus Viscidi, alongside E L James, the creator of the culture-spanning blockbuster series. The screenplay is by Niall Leonard, based on the book by James.
FIFTY SHADES DARKER releases on FEBRUARY 14, 2017 in AUSTRALIA through UNIVERSAL PICTURES