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Bella Heathcote joins Fifty Shades Darker

9 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from the news of Kim Basinger’s casting, Deadline is reporting that Bella Heathcote (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) has signed on to appear in Universal’s upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey sequel Fifty Shades Darker.

Heathcote is set to play Leila, a former lover of Christian Grey, who bears the scars to prove it. Heathcote and Basinger will join the returning Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey) and Dakota Johnson (Anastasia Steele) in the cast of the film, which is being directed by James Foley (Glengarry Glen Ross).

Fifty Shades Darker is set for release on February 10th 2017, with the third and final instalment Fifty Shades Freed following on February 9th 2018.


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6 February 2016 10:12 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – In the latest Hookup: Film, we have 20 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new romantic comedy “How to Be Single”!

How to Be Single,” which opens on Feb. 12, 2016 and is rated “R,” stars Rebel Wilson, Dakota Johnson, Leslie Mann, Alison Brie, Damon Wayans Jr., Anders Holm, Nicholas Braun, Jake Lacy, Jason Mantzoukas and Colin Jost from director Christian Ditter and writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. Note: You must be 17+ to win this giveaway and attend this “R”-rated screening.

To win your free passes to “How to Be Single” courtesy of, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your »

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ Bella Heathcote lands key role in Fifty Shades Darker

5 February 2016 7:50 PM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Whether you loved it, hated it, or would rather just pretend it didn’t exist, Fifty Shades of Grey was a box office hit. Costing just $40 million to make, the movie – which starred Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey – ended up grossing $569 million worldwide earlier this year.

The post Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesBella Heathcote lands key role in Fifty Shades Darker appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

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Everything We Know About Fifty Shades Darker

5 February 2016 1:45 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

It feels like just yesterday that we were fanning ourselves over the sexy spectacle of Fifty Shades of Grey, but while that movie's release has come and gone, there is reason to look ahead: the sequel! Fifty Shades Darker has been making news as casting and other info about the next film in the franchise has been released. While production won't start for a while as stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are busy with other projects, you can find out everything we know about the sexy sequels now. »

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Bella Heathcote Cast in Fifty Shades Darker as Christian Grey's Ex: 5 Things to Know About the Actress

5 February 2016 12:51 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Australian actress Bella Heathcote has been cast as Leila in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie sequel, Fifty Shades Darker. E.L. James, author of the erotic romance books that inspired the film series, confirmed the news on Twitter Friday. The Fifty Shades trilogy is about the Bdsm-themed relationship between timid college graduate Anastastia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson, and psychologically damaged, handsome billionaire businessman Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan. Leila is one of Grey's "ex-subs," or ex-submissive lovers. The character resembles Steele and stalks her after suffering a mental breakdown. Find out five »

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Bella Heathcote Will Cause A Stir As Christian Grey’s Ex In Fifty Shades Darker

5 February 2016 12:02 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Casting is beginning to heat up on the set of Universal’s erotic sequel Fifty Shades Darker, with news emerging that Australian actress Bella Heathcote has been cast in the role of Leila, one of Christian Grey’s former flames that looks set to put his relationship with Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele to the sword.

Word of Heathcote’s casting arrives by way of Deadline, confirming that the star will join a cast that currently boasts Jamie Dornan as the manipulative billionaire, Johnson and, as we learned recently, Kim Basinger as Bdsm expert Elena Lincoln. Behind the lens, James Foley is attached to direct both next year’s sequel and 2018’s trilogy-capper, Fifty Shades Freed, with screenwriter Niall Leonard by his side to adapt both installments of E.L. James’ worldwide record-breaker.

Shouldering a particular brand of expectation, Universal’s will no doubt he hoping that Foley’s Fifty Shades Darker »

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‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Adds Bella Heathcote as Christian Grey’s Ex

5 February 2016 10:22 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bella Heathcote has been tapped to play Christian Grey’s former lover Leila in Universal’s sequel “Fifty Shades Darker,” sources confirmed for Variety.

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are returning to reprise their roles of Anastasia Steele and Grey, respectively, with James Foley taking over directing reins.

Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini are also returning to the cast, with Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti producing along with James and Marcus Viscidi. Niall Leonard and “Fifty Shades” author E.L. James are penning the script.

Universal is planning to shoot “Fifty Shades Darker” and the final pic, “Fifty Shades Freed,” back-to-back, with “Darker” set to bow Feb. 10, 2017.

The first installment in the series was a massive hit, grossing $560 million worldwide, including $166 million domestically. Heathcote can currently be seen in “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” opposite Lily James and Sam Riley. She’s also in Nicolas Winding Refn’s “The Neon Demon, »

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Bella Heathcote To Play Christian Grey’s Ex Leila In ‘Fifty Shades Darker’

5 February 2016 10:01 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: 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… »

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Who Is Juliette Labelle, Prince Harry’s Rumored Girlfriend?

4 February 2016 6:55 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Juliette Labelle, actress and former Dior publicist, may be Prince Harry‘s new girlfriend, if published reports are to be believed. The 31-year-old prince reportedly hooked up with the actress while vacationing in Los Angeles. Labelle used to date Dakota Johnson‘s ex, Jordan Masterson. But the Prince may to be ready to settle down just yet. “No, at the […]

The post Who Is Juliette Labelle, Prince Harry’s Rumored Girlfriend? appeared first on uInterview. »

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Watch: Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton Get Swept Up In 'A Bigger Splash' Clip

4 February 2016 2:36 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes Get Obscene in 'A Bigger Splash' Trailer American audiences will have to wait a few more months until "A Bigger Splash" crashes into theaters. However, audiences from the other side of the world have had more luck after it premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year, with a British release planned for next week, February 12. Studio Canal UK has just put out a new clip for the latest from the acclaimed Italian director Luca Guadagnino. Check it out above. The erotic thriller film stars Tilda Swinton as rock 'n roll legend vacationing with her filmmaker boyfriend (Matthias Schoenaerts) on the volcanic island of Pantelleria. However, their peace and quiet is disrupted by the sudden arrival of her former record producer/old flame (Ralph Fiennes) and his beautiful daughter (Dakota Johnson). The reunion soon brings back dormant memories along with arousing new desires. »

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Dakota Johnson Brought Parents Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson To ‘How To Be Single’ Premiere

4 February 2016 1:50 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Dakota Johnson had the support of her parents Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson at the New York premiere of her new movie How To Be Single. Dakota Johnson & Parents Proud parents Griffith and Don Johnson walked the red carpet at the How to Be Single premiere held at the Nyu Skirball Center. Griffith captioned […]

The post Dakota Johnson Brought Parents Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson To ‘How To Be Single’ Premiere appeared first on uInterview. »

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Watch: 3 Clips And New Images From 'A Bigger Splash' With Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, And Dakota Johnson

4 February 2016 1:27 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Next week, American audiences will get to choose between "Zoolander 2" and "Deadpool" at the box office. If you're a certain kind of movie lover, that's not much of a choice at all. But overseas, Luca Guadagnino's "A Bigger Splash" is opening, and even from it's conception, the picture — which stars Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Dakota Johnson, is coming from a movie lover's heart. Read More: Review: Luca Guadagnino's 'A Bigger Splash' With Ralph FiennesTilda SwintonMatthias Schoenaerts, and Dakota Johnson “[Everyone] who knows me knows that I am a very big cinephile,” the director told The Telegraph, and when it came to casting the "Fifty Shades Of Grey" star he “felt the DNA: of course, she’s the granddaughter of Tippi Hedren and the daughter of Melanie Griffiths. How could I resist that?”  A loose remake of "La Piscine," the film tracks »

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‘How to Be Single’ Premiere Is a Family Affair for Dakota Johnson and Proud Parents

4 February 2016 12:07 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It was a family lovefest on the red carpet of “How to be Single” on Wednesday night outside Nyu’s Skirball Center.

Dakota Johnson’s proud parents, Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, couldn’t stop taking pictures of their daughter posing for photogs and giving interviews. That was, until the thesp looked at her mother, laughed and said, ‘Ok. Ok. You’ve got enough (pictures) already.”

Pic, starring Johnson, Leslie Mann, Rebel Wilson and Alison Brie, centers on a woman living in New York and searching for love.

“It’s not a chick flick,” pic’s Anders Holm said. “Weirdly enough it’s a d–k flick.”

Wilson concurred. “It’s not a traditional romantic comedy. The ending is unexpected, and there is a pro-single message. There are a lot of chicks and there are a lot of d–ks. But d–ks, in a good way. The men aren’t a–holes. »

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Rebel Wilson, Dakota Johnson and Alison Brie Talk How To Be Single in Modern Times

4 February 2016 11:58 AM, PST | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

Many of you know being single can be very difficult. Social expectations and romantic comedies have forced you to desperately scavenge for your Prince Charming. You’ll try Tinder, Bumble, OkCupid and the rest of those silly dating apps, but odds say you probably wont find your Ryan Gosling from The Notebook. That’s okay though! How To Be Single starring Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie, and Leslie Mann will show you how to have fun and enjoy being single! We caught up with the ladies at a recent press event and they shared with us some tips on embracing the bachelor(ette) life.

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Have Alison Brie and Fiancé Dave Franco Started Wedding Planning?

4 February 2016 11:20 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Wondering How to Be Single? Don't ask Alison Brie!  E! News caught up with Alison Wednesday at How to Be Single's New York City premiere at Nyu's Skirball Center of Performing Arts, and the actress offered up some surprising tidbits on her impending nuptials. While Alison, along with co-stars Dakota Johnson, Leslie Mann and Rebel Wilson, does indeed address just a few of the many gripes of singledom in the funny flick (online dating and inaptly-timed erections included), the starlet may not be the best source of advice on living single. In fact, Alison is far from suited to lend her advice on the matter. At least these days. That is, given her engagement »

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Posterized February 2016: ‘The Witch,’ ‘Hail, Caesar!,’ ‘Triple 9,’ and More

4 February 2016 9:56 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

“Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover” is a proverb whose simple existence proves the fact impressionable souls will do so without fail. This monthly column focuses on the film industry’s willingness to capitalize on this truth, releasing one-sheets to serve as not representations of what audiences are to expect, but as propaganda to fill seats. Oftentimes they fail miserably.

What’s up with so few movies opening in theaters this February? I’m not complaining since it means a lot less posters to go through as well as perhaps a sign that less crap is being made. Remember when there was an event type atmosphere surrounding every new release because so much money and creativity went into it? Oh the days when there was more good cinema popping up on the marquee than clunkers.

This month sadly doesn’t look to go back to that trend. Along »

- Jared Mobarak

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Girls On Film Podcast No. 15. - Sex, Lies, and Junket Tapes

4 February 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Greetings! On today's episodes The Girls on Film chat about the Leslie Mann/Dakota Johnson junket interview with Chris Van Vliet, they discuss critic coined term the "DuVernay test" and answer a Twitter regarding sex appeal. Subscribe to Alicia's channel Here! Subscribe to Miri's channel Here! As always, you can subscribe to the Girls on Film Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. »

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Dakota Johnson Has the Support of Her Genetically Blessed Family on Her Big Night

4 February 2016 6:35 AM, PST | | See recent Popsugar news »

Dakota Johnson was accompanied by her genetically blessed family at the NYC premiere of her new film, How to Be Single, on Wednesday evening. The actress, who recently returned from her Winter vacation in Aspen, Co, was all smiles when she hit the red carpet with her mother Melanie Griffith, father Don Johnson, and brother Jesse Johnson. The event also brought out Dakota's costars Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie, and Leslie Mann, who was joined by her husband, Judd Apatow. Dakota has been busy promoting the romantic comedy, in which she plays an adorably awkward girl, and during a press junket for the movie, she and Leslie interrupted an interview to hit on a reporter. Keep reading to see more photos from the event, and then watch Dakota drop the f-bomb while cursing at Darth Vader on The Tonight Show. »

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Dakota Johnson's Parents Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson Are Her Proud Dates to How to Be Single Premiere

4 February 2016 6:26 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

No matter how grown up Dakota Johnson is, she could never turn down an A-list red carpet escort from her own iconic mom and dad.  The actress synonymous with Anastasia Steele took a break from all of the 50 Shades of Grey chatter to celebrate the release of her latest film, How to Be Single, a romantic comedy also starring funny ladies Rebel Wilson and Leslie Mann.  The brunette beauty hit the red carpet Wednesday night dressed in a nude gown adorned with sparkling star embellishments from top to toe.  While she kept the jewelry to a minimum, her best accessories were arguably her mother, Golden Globe winner Melanie Griffith, and father, American actor and singer Don »

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'Fifty Shades Darker' to Shoot in Paris as Filming Rebounds After Attacks

4 February 2016 4:18 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

With major film shoots, including Fifty Shades Darker and Bollywood's Befikre, lined up, filming in Paris is rebounding following the terror attacks that rocked the city last November. Both blockbusters are in the works. Darker, the next installment of the hit Fifty Shades trilogy, starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, will shoot for several days in Paris “within the first six months” of this year, film officials said.  The Indian feature Befikre, from directory Aditya Chopra and produced by Yash Raj Film, will shoot for 13 weeks in France, with 10 of them in Paris.  No major projects were canceled or postponed following the

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