Friday, February 12, 2016

Eric Johnson to Play Jack Hyde in 'Fifty Shades' Sequels

Variety - Eric Johnson is in talks to play Jack Hyde, Christian Grey’s rival in Universal’s “Fifty Shades Darker,” the sequel to the global hit “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

Kim Basinger and Bella Heathcote have also recently joined the cast, with Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan returning to reprise their roles of Anastasia Steele and Grey, respectively. James Foley is taking over directing reins from Sam Taylor-Johnson.

In the book, Hyde plays Steele’s new boss, an assistant news editor who falls for her and begins pursuing her, much to Grey’s dislike.

Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini are also returning to the cast, with Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti producing along with author E.L. James and Marcus Viscidi. Niall Leonard and James are penning the script.

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