Kim Basinger joins cast of next 'Fifty Shades' instalment

Kim Basinger will play Christian Grey's business partner and former lover in the next cinematic installment of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" franchise.

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The screen siren of the 80s and 90s is the first new cast member to join Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, who will reprise their roles of Anastasia Steele and Grey in "Fifty Shades Darker," reports Variety.

Basinger will take on the role of Elena Lincoln, who was introduced in the first film.

Production is slated to start this spring, with the final film "Fifty Shades Freed" set to follow right after.



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