Dakota Johnson opens up about the plans for Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades Of Grey star Dakota Johnson has opened up about the plans for sequel Fifty Shades Darker.
Speaking to Empire, Johnson spoke of her excitement at the announcement that James Foley, best known for his work on House Of Cards and Glengarry Glen Ross, will be directing Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Fifty Shades Of Grey, replacing Sam Taylor-Johnson, who clashed with author E.L James during the making of Fifty Shades Of Grey and confirmed earlier this year that she would not be returning to direct the sequel.
Asked about the announcement, Johnson said: "It’s quite exciting. There was a moment of being afraid, because I didn’t know what it was going to be like. I had an experience with Sam [Taylor-Johnson] and then that all went away. Now I’m excited. I think James is a talented filmmaker. How often do you get to reconvene with the same people and have a different spin?”
Then asked whether she had met Foley and if his approach will be different from Taylor-Johnson’s, the actress added: “I have. You’ll just have to see when the movie comes out…”
The script for Fifty Shades Darker has been written by Niall Leonard, husband of E.L James, an experienced TV writer who has written episodes of Monarch of the Glen, Wire in the Blood and Wild at Heart among other things. He takes over writing duties from Kelly Marcel.
Fifty Shades Darker is due to hit cinemas in February of 2017, with Fifty Shades Freed following in February of 2018.