Two new actors have been cast for the final two installments of the Fifty Shades film franchise. Arielle Kebbel will play an architect named Gia Matteo in Fifty Shades Freed and Eric Johnson will play an editor named Jack Hyde in both Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.
According to Vanity Fair, Johnson’s character is an “Ivy League-educated commissioning editor at Seattle Independent Publishing who both 1) hires Anastasia Steele as his intern and 2) harbors a long-simmering resentment against Grey for reasons dating back to their childhood in the same foster home. In Fifty Shades Darker, the character complicates Christian and Ana’s relationship by making advances on the latter, and in effect, giving our steamy S&M film a proper love triangle.”
Elle reports that both Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan have agreed to return as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. Other new cast members include Bella Heathcote as Leila Williams (one of Christian Grey’s former submissives) and Kim Basinger as Elena Lincoln (the person who introduced Christian Grey to BDSM).
Fifty Shades Darker will hit theaters on Feb. 10, 2017 and Fifty Shades Freed will follow on Feb. 9, 2018. (via Screen Crush)