I can’t believe I’m saying this, but the new trailer for Fifty Shades Darker looks… good. Like, really good. In case you’ve been living under a rock since 2011, Fifty Shades Darker is based on a novel of same name by British author E. L. James. It is the second film in the Fifty Shades franchise, and a sequel to 2015 film Fifty Shades of Grey. It stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey respectively. You can check out my (not so stellar) review of the first book of the series here. Don’t just take my word for it… the trailer overtook Star Wars: The Force Awakens for most views in a 24 period.
Fifty Shades Darker 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, Hugh Dancy, 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.
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