You know how Hollywood sequels are so often marketed as “darker” and “grittier” than their cinematic forebear? Fifty Shades Darker stands as a rare exception in that it is quite literally darker than its hit predecessor in both name and nature.
Now, in preparation for tomorrow’s trailer reveal, Universal and Focus Features have lifted the velvet curtain on the first teaser and one-sheet for James Foley’s erotic sequel, heralding the return of both Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) as the Internet’s favorite trainwreck couple.
Based on E. L. James’ best-selling novel series, Fifty Shades Darker opens as so: “Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.”
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From there, Darker explores what happens when Ana’s jealously flares after encountering one of Christian’s former flames. Spoiler alert: Fireworks ensue. Eric Johnson, Bella Heathcote, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Tyler Hoechlin, Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden, Robin Lee, Fay Masterson and Hugh Dancy line the casting docket.
Check back with We Got This Covered tomorrow, September 13, when we’ll have the reveal trailer for Fifty Shades Darker to share with you, ahead of James Foley’s erotic sequel arriving into theatres on February 10, 2017. Fifty Shades Freed, meanwhile, will close the book (once and for all?) the following year.