Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are returning for ‘Fifty Shades Darker.’
Arielle Kebbel, whose credits include UnREAL and Ballers, has joined the Fifty Shades of Grey threequel Fifty Shades Freed.
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, who starred in 2015’s Fifty Shades of Grey, will reprise their roles in Universal’s sequel, playing Anastasia and billionaire Christian Grey, respectively. In the sequel, Ana starts a new job, and at the same time she’s faced with dealing with many of Christian’s former flames.
James Foley is directing Fifty Shades Darker based on a script by Niall Leonard, author EL James’ husband. Universal has slated the film, which sees producers Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and James returning, for release on Feb. 10, 2017. Marcus Viscidi also produces.
Fifty Shades Darker will film back-to-back with the third film in the series, Fifty Shades Freed. Freed, which is based on the third and final book in James’ series, centers on Ana and Christian’s relationship as it gets more serious. It is slated for release on Feb. 9, 2018.
Kebbel will play Gia Matteo, a beautiful architect who Christian hires to build his home. Ana gives her the nickname “Miss-Provocative-And-Unfortunately-Good-At-Her-Job.”
Kebbel, who was also a model, has appeared on a slew of TV shows most recently including UnREAL, Ballers, The Grinder and The League. Her film credits include 2012’s Think Like a Man and the indie Another Time, which is in post. She’s repped by Paradigm and Principal Entertainment LA.