Shooting Begins On Fifty Shades Darker


The red room has had a lick of paint (probably), and ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ has now commenced shooting.

'Fifty Shades’ author E.L. James took to her Instagram page yesterday to inform her 450,000 followers that cameras are now rolling in Canada, where the movie is being made.

“Day one #FSD Good luck to all the cast and crew,” she captioned the shot.

She also posted up a snap of the script, bearing the name of her husband Niall Leonard, who has penned the sequel.


It marks the beginning of shooting the next two movies in the series back to back, 'Fifty Shades Darker’ being followed immediately by 'Fifty Shades Freed’.

Here’s hoping that the on-set atmosphere is a little more calm this time around.

Sam Taylor-Johnson, who helmed the first movie, admitted that she had stand-up rows with the writer while making it.

She said in an interview: “It was difficult, I’m not going to lie. We would have proper on-set barneys and I’m not confrontational.”

However difficult it may have been, it proved a massive hit for Universal.

It earned a massive $570 million for the studio nearly £400 million), after being released in February last year.


This new instalment will star Dakota Johnson reprising her role as Anastasia Steele, and Irish actor Jamie Dornan as billionaire businessman Christian Grey.

Also joining the cast is Kim Basinger who will play Elena Lincoln, the friend of Christian Grey’s adopted mother who seduced him as a teenager and introduced him to his BDSM lifestyle.

'Fifty Shades Darker’ is due out next February, with 'Fifty Shades Freed’ following in February 2018.

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