James Foley is directing the “Fifty Shades” sequels for Universal Pictures. Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti are producing with Marcus Viscidi and author E.L. James, whose husband, Niall Leonard, adapted both books.
They’ll be joined by returning co-stars Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford, Victor Rasuk, Rita Ora, Max Martini and Marcia Gay Harden, as well as franchise newcomers Kim Basinger, Bella Heathcote, Eric Johnson, Fay Masterson and Robinne Lee. Additionally, Arielle Kebbel and Brant Daugherty will co-star in “Fifty Shades Freed,” though it’s unclear whether Hoechlin will appear in the franchise finale.
The character of Boyce Fox is referenced in the “Fifty Shades” books, though he does not technically make an appearance in the narrative. The character will be fleshed out in the “Fifty Shades Darker” movie, as Boyce Fox is the first author who Ana signs as an editor at publishing company SIP.
“Fifty Shades Darker” whips into theaters on Feb. 10, 2017, while “Fifty Shades Freed” arrives on Feb. 9, 2018. The sequels are currently being shot back-to-back in Vancouver.
Best known for playing Derek Hale on MTV’s “Teen Wolf” and Martin Brewer on “7th Heaven,” Hoechlin has been revving up his film career lately after first breaking out as Tom Hanks‘ son in “Road to Perdition.” He recently wrapped “Stratton” with Dominic Cooper Tom Felton and Austin Stowell, and he’ll soon be seen in Richard Linklater‘s college comedy “Everybody Wants Some.”
Hoechlin, who also operates Black Pearl Productions, is represented by UTA, Management 360 and attorney Todd Rubenstein of Morris Yorn.