Fifty Shades Darker Movie

Every Fairy Tale Has a Dark Side

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Who's Involved:

Dakota Johnson, Michael De Luca, Jamie Dornan, Max Martini, Dana Brunetti, James Foley, Jennifer Ehle, Bella Heathcote, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Kim Basinger, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Hugh Dancy, Eric Johnson, E.L. James, Niall Leonard

Release Date:

Friday, February 10, 2017 (Nationwide)

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Fifty Shades Darker

A look at the Fifty Shades Darker behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director James Foley last directed Fifty Shades Freed and Perfect Stranger. The film's writer Niall Leonard last wrote Fifty Shades Freed.


James Foley


Niall Leonard


Dana Brunetti
E.L. James
Michael De Luca

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Production: What we know about Fifty Shades Darker

Key Facts

  1. Elena Lincoln (to be played by Kim Basinger) is one of Grey’s business partners, as well as his former (and older) lover that initiated him into the world of S&M.
  2. Fifty Shades Darker is scheduled for release on Feb. 10, 2017; Fifty Shades Freed hits theaters Feb. 9, 2018. Both films will be shot back-to-back with James Foley at the helm (Variety, 11/12/15).
  3. Per Variety, production on Fifty Shades Darker likely won't get underway until the first quarter of 2016. That would mean the sequel wouldn't arrive until late 2016 or the first quarter of 2017 (2/19/15).

Filming Timeline

On or about January 28, 2017, the film was in Completed status.

On or about September 12, 2016, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about January 28, 2016, the film was in Production status.

Production set to start February 2016, Universal has decided to shoot sequels Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed back-to-back.

On or about November 14, 2015, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Production set to start in early 2016, Universal has decided to shoot sequels Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed back-to-back.

On or about April 23, 2015, the film was in Development status.

Niall Leonard, the husband of E.L. James, will write script.

On or about February 19, 2015, the film was in Development status.

Author E.L. James is seeking more control over the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel by writing the script herself.

Fifty Shades Darker Release Date: When was it released?

Fifty Shades Darker was released in 2017 on Friday, February 10, 2017 (Nationwide release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including The LEGO Batman Movie, John Wick: Chapter 2 and A United Kingdom.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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