Pride and Prejudice and Zombies star Bella Heathcote has signed on to play Leila Williams, Christian Grey’s jilted ex-lover, in Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to last year’s massive hit Fifty Shades of Grey.
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are returning to reprise their roles of Anastasia Steele and Grey with James Foley taking over directing duties from Sam Taylor-Johnson.
Eloise Mumford, Luke Grimes and Max Martini are also returning for the sequel, with Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca producing along with James and Marcus Viscidi. Niall Leonard, the husband of 'Fifty Shades' author E L James, is writing the script.
Universal is planning to shoot 'Fifty Shades Darker' and the third installment Fifty Shades Freed back-to-back.
'Fifty Shades Darker' is scheduled for release on February 10, 2017.