Universal Pictures has just added its first new cast member for the highly-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey sequel Fifty Shades Darker. Variety reports that Kim Basinger has signed on for the key role of Elena Lincoln, joining Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. Production is slated to begin this spring, with a report from November revealing that both this follow-up and the third adaptation, Fifty Shades Freed, will be shot back-to-back.
The Elena Lincoln character was mentioned in last year's blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey, which sets up the reveal in this sequel. In the E.L. James novels, Elena Lincoln is Christian Grey's (Jamie Dornan) business partner and former lover. While the studio does plan on shooting both sequels back to back, it isn't quite clear when production will begin, but Universal has set a February 10, 2017 release date. It isn't known what other characters have yet to be cast.Read More
Kim Basinger has signed on to reunite with her L.A. Confidential co-star Russell Crowe in another crime noir thriller, The Nice Guys.
The story centers on a private detective (Ryan Gosling) who teams up with an ex-boxer turned hired muscle (Russell Crowe) to find a young girl who has gone missing in 1970s Los Angeles, and to solve the murder of a porn star, as they discover the two cases may be related. Kim Basinger is playing the chief justice who has mysterious interests at play. We reported yesterday that Beau Knapp and Keith David are playing the villains, with White Collar and Magic Mike star Matthew Bomer also joining the cast in an unspecified role.Read More
Kim Basinger has joined the cast of Grudge Match for Warner Bros. and director Peter Segal (Get Smart).
We reported in May that screen icons Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone will star as two retired boxers who dust off the gloves for one last fight. Kim Basinger will play a woman with ties to both characters. Kevin Hart also stars as a fight promoter.Read More
Kim Basinger has signed on to star in writer-director Paul Haggis' new drama Third Person.
The story follows three couples living in New York, Rome, and Paris. The actress will portray the wife of Liam Neeson's character, a writer in Paris. However, this seems to contradict a report from August, that indicated Olivia Wilde is playing the wife.Read More
Kim Basinger, Heather Graham, Jason Patric, and Catherine O'Hara have joined the cast of Fortune.
The story centers around a second-rate thief who tries to turn his life around, and two financially-desperate sisters who are trying to track down a female mafia kingpin for the bounty on her head. All four characters collide in Las Vegas, with brutal results.Read More