Kim Basinger to play Christian Grey's ex in 'Fifty Shades Darker'

MANILA, Philippines – There's a new star joining the cast of the Fifty Shades of Grey series – Kim Basinger is joining Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson for Fifty Shades Darker, the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel.

According to Variety, Kim is set to play Elena Lincoln (aka the "Mrs Robinson" character, as Ana calls her), Christian Grey's former lover and an important figure from Christian's past. Elena is also Christian's business partner in the story. Entertainment Weekly also reported the news. 

Fifty Shades Darker and the 3rd installment, Fifty Shades Freed, will be filmed back-to-back, with release dates set for 2017 and 2018, respectively.

James Foley will be directing Fifty Shades Darker, while Niall Leonard and Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James are penning the script.

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