The Latest on 'Fifty Shades Darker': Everything You Need to Know Now

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Now that the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, is officially underway, it's time to start getting excited! News about the hotly-anticipated flick is slowly starting to trickle in, so naturally, we need to talk about it. Here's everything we know about Fifty Shades Darker so far:

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As of now, Fifty Shades Darker has a release date of February 10, 2017 -- yep, right around Valentine's Day, like the first one. The director of the first Fifty Shades installment -- Sam Taylor-Johnson -- is out (reportedly due to creative differences with E.L. James). Nothing has been made official yet, but it's being reported that E.L. James herself may be the one to direct! Crazy! Also, complicating things a bit more is the fact that James' husband, Niall Leonard, will be penning the script. Guess they want to keep things in the family!

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As for the cast? Well, most importantly, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan will be resurrecting their roles as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. Rita Ora is reportedly returning as Christian's younger sister, Mia (with more lines, supposedly!), and there are a few new faces that will be gracing the screen this time around, as well. Reportedly, model Cara Delevingne will be playing Leila Williams, the ex-submissive partner of Grey. Charlize Theron's name has been thrown around about playing Elena Lincoln, the woman who taught Christian everything he knows, and Michael Fassbender may play Dr. Flynn, Grey's psychiatrist. 

More details will pour in the closer as the days go on. But for now, we have this: A teaser for the flick -- and what more could we ask for than that?

What do you think of the casting choices?


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