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Bella Heathcote joins ‘Fifty Shades Darker’


2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Tower - Arrivals Featuring: Bella Heathcote Where: Los Angeles, CA, United States When: 24 Feb 2013 Credit: Brian To/

Los Angeles: “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” actress Bella Heathcote has joined “Fifty Shades Darker” where she will play one of Christian Grey’s former lovers. The actress will play Leila, a woman who had been in a relationship with Jamie Dornan’s character, who is scarred both emotionally and psychically, said the Hollywood Reporter.

Heathcote joins Kim Basinger, who will play Grey’s Mrs Robinson-esque first lover. James Foley is set to direct the next two installments of the E L James adaptation “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed” from screenplays by Niall Leonard. The first film in the franchise “Fifty Shades of Grey” grossed USD 560 million worldwide.