Brant Daugherty (“Pretty Little Liars,” “Army Wives”) has signed on to play the character of Sawyer in “Fifty Shades Freed,” the third installment in the erotic drama franchise which is currently targeting a Valentine’s Day 2018 release.
In the franchise, Sawyer is described as the personal body guard for Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson). The film is being shot back-to-back with the second installment “Fifty Shades Freed” which recently began production in Paris and Vancouver.
Johnson and Jamie Dornan reprise their key roles from the first film, while Kim Basinger, Eric Johnson, Arielle Kebbel, Luke Grimes and Rita Ora are joining them for the two sequels. James Foley helms from a screenplay by Niall Leonard based on the E.L. James book.