Kim Basinger Cast in Fifty Shades Darker

By Maryann Yin 

Fifty Shades Darker 200Kim Basinger has landed the role of Elena Lincoln in the Fifty Shades Darker film adaptation. In the past, the Academy Award-winner has acted in several literary-themed movies including Batman, L.A. Confidential, and Charlie St. Cloud.

According to Vanity Fair, Basinger will play “the older woman in Christian Grey’s life who first introduced the fictional billionaire to the world of BDSM…In Fifty Shades Darker, Elena earns the nickname ‘Mrs. Robinson’ when Anastasia Steele—Christian’s more age-appropriate love interest, played by Dakota Johnson—learns that Elena seduced Christian when he was a teenager.”

Variety reports that James Foley has signed on to serve as the director. Niall Leonard, the husband of the Fifty Shades trilogy author E.L. James, has been tasked with adapting his wife’s erotic novel for the script.

The theatrical release date has been set for Feb. 10, 2017. (via Elle)