Kim Basinger Joins “Fifty Shades” Sequel

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.

Source: Variety