Former “Hannibal” star Hugh Dancy has been cast in Universal Pictures’ “Fifty Shades Darker,” the second film based on EL James’ erotic book series.
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are returning for the sequel to last year’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” in their roles of Anastasia Steele and billionaire Christian Grey respectively. In the follow-up, Ana starts a new job and must deal with the reappearance of some of Christian’s former flames.
Dancy will play Dr. John Flynn, a married psychiatrist that Grey begins seeing after the reappearance of his former lover Elena Lincoln (Kim Basinger) who introduced him to S&M.
Tyler Hoechlin, Rita Ora and Marcia Gay Harden also star with filming underway in Vancouver. James Foley helms the film which opens February 10th next year.