Hugh Dancy, who has been seen on Broadway in Venus in Fur and Journey's End, has landed a role in Fifty Shades Darker, the forthcoming sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In Universal's next film based on EL James' erotic series of books, Dancy will play psychiatrist Dr. John Flynn. He joins Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, who will reprise their roles as, respectively, Anastasia and billionaire Christian Grey, respectively.
In Fifty Shades Darker, the industry website reports, “Ana starts a new job, and at the same time she's faced with dealing with the reappearance of some of Christian's former flames.” Grey begins seeing Dr. Flynn “after the reappearance of his former lover…Originally from England, Flynn moved to Seattle after he married an American woman.”
The motion picture is currently filming in Vancouver with a cast that also includes Kim Basinger, Tyler Hoechlin, Rita Ora and Marcia Gay Harden. James Foley directs Niall's Leonard script. The release date is currently scheduled for February 10, 2017.
The third film in the series, Fifty Shades Freed, will be released February 9, 2018.