‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Movie Update: Charlize Theron Set to Play as Elena Lincoln aka Mrs. Robinson? E.L. James to Helm ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Sequel
“Fifty Shades Darker” is still nearly two years before fans will see Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson back as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, respectively. With the addition of several characters in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” sequel, fans are speculating that Charlize Theron will play as Elena Lincoln aka Mrs. Robinson. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
“Fifty Shades Darker” will hit theatres in 2017 following the successful release of “Fifty Shades of Grey” in February. While fans will still have to wait for nearly two years before the sequel hits the big screen, fans are already speculating several actors and actresses who could play certain characters that will be introduced in E.L. James’ second book.
E.L. James’ second book, “Fifty Shades Darker” introduces several characters including Elena Lincoln aka Mrs. Robinson, Leila Williams, and Anastasia’s boss, Jack Hyde. Rumor has it that Charlize Theron is slated to appear as Christian’s former dominatrix and current business partner, Elena Lincoln. Cara Delevingne was previously rumored to play as Christian’s former submissive who suddenly turned into a stalker, Leila. Several actors have been named as fan favorites to play as the maniac boss, Jack Hyde.
According to Fashion & Style, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jai Courtney, Henry Cavill, Wes Bentley and Shawn Ashmore are five of the best actors that would best suit the role of Jack Hyde. While “Fifty Shades Darker” recently released its first teaser trailer, which showed Jamie Dornan donning a sexy mask, details about its cast have not yet been revealed.
The “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie sequel would also need another director after Sam Taylor-Johnson vacated his position. According to IB Times, author E.L. James reportedly wants to fill in Taylor-Johnson’s shoes and direct the film. Universal Studios, however, is allegedly “hesitant” about E.L. James helming the sequel to the series, as it could easily turn into a nightmare.
While details about the cast have not yet been revealed, Jamie Dornan will be reprising his role as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson will be back as Anastasia Steele. The sequel will pick up right where the first installment ended – with Christian and Ana’s sudden breakup.
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