Kim Basinger has been cast in Fifty Shades Darker

By Marni Dixit January 29, 2016
Kim Basinger has been cast in the new 50 Shades of Grey movie

Universal Studios have cast Kim Basinger to join the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise!

According to Variety, Kim Basinger is set to take on the role of Christian Grey's (Jamie Dornan) business partner and former lover, Elena Lincoln in Fifty Shades Darker.

The actress has remained busy in the acting world despite seemingly taking a break from Hollywood, with her newest project, The Nice Guys, set for release in coming months, however, this role will no doubt be her biggest in years.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in 50 Shades of Grey


The 62 year old won't be the only new kid on the block though with James Foley joining the franchise as the new director.

Both Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are also back on board as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele respectively with the film holding a record for the biggest ever weekend opening in February last year.

Fifty Shades Darker will be released in February 2017, will you be watching?

Despite the movie not being released until a year from now, Universal released this teaser last year: