added: Mon, Jan 2nd '17
2017 may have just started, but it seems Universal is already planning to make Valentine's Day a bit darker.
Check out a new commercial for "Fifty Shades Darker," the upcoming sequel to the 2015 blockbuster based on E.L. James's erotic bestseller.
This time around, Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Dornan) are patching things up. But it seems Ana isn't shocked about her billionaire boyfriend's kinky sex games, but rather his dark past with a mysterious woman who might be looking to settle a personal grudge. It's all fun and games 'til some asshole pours white paint on your nice Audi A3.
Co-starring Kim Basinger and Bella Heathcote, and directed by Hollywood vet James Foley (Glengarry Glen Ross, At Close Range), "Fifty Shades Darker" opens Valentine's Day weekend, beginning February 10.
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling "Fifty Shades" phenomenon. Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015's blockbuster film that grossed more than $560 million globally, the new installment arrives for Valentine's Day and invites you to slip into something a shade darker.
When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian's past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.
directed by James Foley
starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Kim Basinger, Eric Johnson, Tyler Hoechlin, Bella Heathcote, Hugh Dancy, Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini
release date February 10, 2017