Bella Heathcote To Play Christian Grey’s Former Lover in ‘Fifty Shades Darker’

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 05: Actress Bella Heathcote arrives at the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style honoring Bvlgari on December 5, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Deadline reports, Bella Heathcote is set to play Christian Grey’s former lover in Fifty Shades Darker. You can read the rest of the details below:

Bella Heathcote has been set to join the cast of Fifty Shades Darker, the second installment of the trilogy based on E L James’ worldwide bestselling Fifty Shades Of Grey book series. Heathcote, who starred in Dark Shadows, opens today in Pride And Prejudice And Zombies. James Foley is directing both Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed with Niall Leonard adapting the screenplay for the next two films. Heathcote joins Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, who return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. Kim Basinger was recently set as well. Heathcote will play Leila, a former lover of Christian, who bears the scars to prove it.

Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti return alongside James to produce, and Marcus Viscidi is also a producer. Fifty Shades Darker is scheduled for release on February 10, 2017, after the first film grossed $560 million worldwide.

The Australian actress — who will next be seen in the Nicolas Winding Refn-directedThe Neon Demon opposite Elle Fanning and Keanu Reeves — is repped by WME and JM Agendy in Australia; More/Medavoy Management; and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.

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