Kim Basinger (“L.A. Confidential”) has joined the cast of “Fifty Shades Darker,” the upcoming sequel to “Fifty Shades of Grey” at Focus Features.
Basinger plays Elena Lincoln, a business partner and former lover of Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) also known as ‘Mrs. Robinson’ in the E L James novels.
The Lincoln character is the woman who introduced Grey to the world of BDSM. James Foley directs the film from a script penned by James’ husband Niall Leonard, with a Valentine’s Day 2017 release being targeted.
The first “Fifty Shades of Grey” film pulled in almost $570 million worldwide.