James Foley Frontrunner To Direct ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Sequel For Universal
August 21, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey
EXCLUSIVE: James Foley has emerged as a transparent frontrunner to approach Fifty Shades Darker, a supplement to Universal’s suacy blockbuster. There is conjecture that he competence good approach Fifty Shades Freed, a third installment of a E.L. James novel trilogy, though that is still nonetheless to be worked out on either a studio goes for a back-to-back unqualified of a series. Scripts have been created by Niall Leonard, a writer and screenwriter who is a father of a trilogy’s author. Dakota Johnson will be behind as Anastasia Steele, and Jamie Dornan is reprising as a pretension impression Christian Grey. Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti are producing with James.
Negotiations haven’t begun yet, though we hear that a studio will start them shortly with Foley to reinstate Sam Taylor Johnson. She helmed a initial film though bristled over a artistic controls James held as partial of a strange understanding struck by Donna Langley when she won a authorization over several other studios. The initial film, that cost $40 million to make, grossed $569 million worldwide after bowing Valentine’s Day weekend. It set a tinge for what has turn a dizzying array of tellurian hits for Universal this year, and a supplement is one of a biggest pieces of business a studio has.
Foley, who was among a tiny organisation of filmmakers in contention–Electrick Children‘s Rebecca Thomas, Mark Pellington and Hysteria‘s Tanya Wexler were others a studio liked–is an intriguing choice. He has a prolonged lane record in facilities and is famous for removing clever actor performances that enclosed Mark Wahlberg’s dermatitis in Fear, Glengarry Glen Ross, At Close Range and countless others. He has had films along a approach that didn’t work, though his career has gotten a second breeze interjection to a dozen episodes he has destined of Netfix’s House Of Cards (which Brunetti produces), and other array including Hannibal and Wayward Pines. Because Foley has a proven lane record for removing performances out of his casts, he seems a good choice here. Both Johnson and Dornan are relations newcomers personification roles that are distant from easy. As their characters serve flay behind a layers of Christian Grey’s damaged essence that prevents him from committing to a amatory attribute and instead leads him to an SM lifestyle, Foley should be an item to both.
Insiders pronounced Universal hasn’t committed to sharpened a films behind to back, during slightest not yet. It seems a good thought not only for a economics, though also for gripping a expel in a slit to finish a series. You never know, a studio could go a approach of edition phenomenon-driven array like Twilight Saga and The Hunger Games and Harry Potter, and widen a story over 3 movies. But for right now, Fifty Shades Darker is set for recover on Feb 10, 2017 and Fifty Shades Freed will crawl Feb 9, 2018. we design Foley to unqualified a understanding shortly.
Foley is repped by UTA.