‘Fifty Shades Darker’ News: Three Directors Shortlisted To Fill The Vacant Chair

By Ila Samant | 1 year ago
‘Fifty Shades Darker’ News: Three Directors Shortlisted To Fill The Vacant Chair

The Director’s chair for the second installment of “Fifty Shades of Grey” still lies vacant. The franchise has already put forth a release date in 2017, featuring Jamie Dornan, 33, and Dakota Jackson, 25, in the erotic love story of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steel, with no pinned director yet. Read on to get the complete story.

The story of a hot, masochist billionaire Christian Grey and a young college graduate Anastasia Steel falling in irrevocable, passionate love with each other is set to unfold its second part “Fifty Shades Darker.”


Sam Taylor-Johnson had called it quits after directing the first part of the trilogy and left Universal Studio engaged in some serious Director-hunting.

To grant some relief to all “Fifty Shades” fans, the insiders have revealed that the franchise has made a good progress in that matter and has narrowed down the list of eligible candidates to three finalists, reports Digital Trends.

One out of the three shortlisted ones will be taking forward the “Fifty Shades” legacy, working in close collaboration with the author of the erotic series – E.L. James.

The three lined-up directors include the “Arlington Road” director, Mark Pellington, 53. The next in row is the 45-year old lesbian director of “Hesteria” – Tanya Wexler. The third, and by no means the least in consideration, is the 61-year old James Foley.

Foley has shown his incredible talent in films like “At Close Range” and “Glengarry Glen Ross,” as well as television series like “Hannibal” and “House of Cards.”

The “Fifty Shades” sequel will definitely be counted as a major project for Foley, but at the same time it wouldn’t be a cakewalk. The director requires to cooperate with the E.L. James to adapt the book into the movie, as well as do justice to the expectations of the fans.

There you have it for the latest news on the “Fifty Shades Of Grey”. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on your favorite celebrities, TV shows and movies.

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