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"Fifty Shades of Grey" Sequels to shoot back-to-back in 2016

"Fifty Shades Darker " is set for a February 10, 2017 release, while "Fifty Shades Freed "is for February 9, 2018.

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' play

'Fifty Shades of Grey'


The two upcoming "Fifty Shades of Grey" sequels - "Fifty Shades Darker," and "Fifty Shades Freed" will shoot back-to-back in 2016.

The upcoming sequels will be directed by James Foley, who was earlier in talks to direct just the second part.

The sequels which will have Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, are based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” by E.L James.

Fifty Shades of Grey play

Fifty Shades of Grey

(Hollywood Reporter)


Translated in over 50 languages since its release, 'Fifty Shades' trilogy has sold over 70 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the fastest-selling book series ever.


The first film which was scripted by Kelly Marcel, was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, and earned $570 million at the worldwide box office.

Reports had it that the author of the book clashed with Marcel and Taylor-Johnson over their approach to Fifty Shades of Grey, thus their exit from franchise.


A day after it was announced that E L James' husband, Niall Leonard, would be scripting 'Fifty Shades Darker', release dates for sequels were announced by Universal Pictures as "Fifty Shades Darker " for February 10, 2017 while "Fifty Shades Freed " for February 9, 2018.

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