Kim Basinger Cast In Fifty Shades Of Grey Sequel

Kim Basinger has been known for playing steamy roles in the past, after all it’s hard to forget her role in 9 1/2 Weeks with Mickey Rourke, but now she’s joined what is perhaps one of the steamiest franchises in motion picture history. Variety is reporting that the 62 year old actress has joined on to play Elena Lincoln in the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel, Fifty Shades Darker.

If you haven’t read the novels, Elena Lincoln is Christian Grey’s business partner and former lover. She’s the one who introduced him into the sexual lifestyle he enjoys. Anastasia nicknames her Mrs. Robinson because she finds out the Elena seduced Christian when he was just 15 years old. Although her age is never given in the novels, she’s assumed to be in her late 30’s or early 40’s, which is obviously a fair bit younger than Basinger. Still, even with the age difference, Basinger might just do the role justice.

The Universal film is set to start filming this spring, with James Foley taking over the directing and writing duties. Both Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are returning to the roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini are also returning. Universal is planned on shooting Fifty Shades Darker and the final film Fifty Shades Freed back to back.

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