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‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Movie News: Dakota Johnson Gives Filming Update

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Dakota Johnson, pictured at a special screening of “Black Mass” in Boston on Sept. 15, 2015, revealed that filming for “Fifty Shades Darker” will begin in 2016. Getty

Need more Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in your life? Join the “Fifty Shades of Grey” club! The movie based off of E.L. James’ erotic novel made a splash when it hit theaters in February, and fans can’t wait for the second installment, “Fifty Shades Darker,” to come to the big screen.

Unfortunately, there is still quite a wait.

It was previously revealed that the sequel to Christian and Anastasia’s love story wouldn’t be released until Feb. 10, 2017. However, while appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” star Dakota Johnson gave an update, explaining that fans can look forward to watching the cast begin filming … soon.

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‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Spoilers & Cast News Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson’s Demands For Pay Increase Cause Delays In Production?

Jamie Dornan And Dakota JohnsonLONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 12: Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan attend the UK Premiere of ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ at Odeon Leicester Square on February 12, 2015 in London, England. (Photo : Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

The filming of “Fifty Shades Darker” will commence in the next few months, but there are rumors that it will be delayed because of Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson’s pay demands.

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‘Fifty Shades’ Sequel: James Foley Officially Offered Directing Job

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James Foley has been officially offered the job to direct the “Fifty Shades of Grey” sequel after news broke two weeks ago that he was Universal’s top choice for the project.

Deadline Hollywood first reported that Foley was a front-runner for “Fifty Shades Darker” and sources now tell Variety that negotiations are expected to start shortly.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are attached to reprise their roles, with author E.L. James, Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti producing. James’ husband, Niall Leonard, penned the script.

Execs had been meeting with directors over the past several months since Sam Taylor-Johnson, who directed the first film in the trilogy, announced that she would not be returning to helm.

Production will begin in the first quarter of 2016, with the film set to bow on Feb. 14, 2017. Casting should get under way once Foley’s deal is worked out.

Foley directed several stylish dramas in the 1980s and ’90s, including “After Dark, My Sweet,” “At Close Range,” “Fear” and “Glengarry Glen Ross.” His first film was the 1984 romance “Reckless,” which starred Daryl Hannah and Aidan Quinn as lovers from opposite backgrounds. He most recently worked on Netflix’s “House of Cards.”

Foley is repped by UTA and Agence 3a.

‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Update: Studio has Three Directors Lined Up

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(Photo : Getty Images Entertainment/ Frazer Harrison) Jamie Dornan is ready to reprise his role as Christian Grey in “Fifty Shades Darker.”

James Foley, who has directed episodes from Netflix’s original series, “House of Cards” and “Hannibal,” has been linked to the “Fifty Shades of Grey” franchise.

According to the rumors, Foley and Universal Studios have begun their negotiation process for the sequels, “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed.”

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