Habemus director? It is still not confirmed but I expected it to be a woman though.
EXCLUSIVE: James Foley has emerged as the clear frontrunner to direct Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Universal’s saucy blockbuster. There is speculation that he might well direct Fifty Shades Freed, the third installment of the E.L. James novel trilogy, but that is still yet to be worked out on whether the studio goes for a back-to-back climax of the series. Scripts have been written by Niall Leonard, the novelist and screenwriter who is the husband of the trilogy’s author. Dakota Johnson will be back as Anastasia Steele, and Jamie Dornan is reprising as the title character Christian Grey. Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti are producing with James.
Negotiations haven’t begun yet, but I hear that the studio will start them soon with Foley to replace Sam Taylor Johnson. She helmed the first film but bristled over the creative controls James held as part of the…
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