A new two-minute trailer’s been released for the final film of the Fifty Shades saga, Fifty Shades Freed. The trailer gives away pretty much the entire plot, but it’s clear the story isn’t what drives the box office traffic to this particular franchise. The films are based on E L James’ novels, with Fifty Shades Freed adapted for the screen by Niall Leonard. James Foley, director of Fifty Shades Darker, returns to helm the third film of the trilogy.
Jamie Dornan reprises his role as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson returns as Anastasia Steele. The final Fifty Shades film’s cast also includes Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Max Martini, Callum Keith Rennie, Bruce Altman, Arielle Kebbel, Robinne Lee, Brant Daugherty, and Marcia Gay Harden.
Fifty Shades of Grey opened in theaters on February 13, 2015 and grossed $85 million during its first weekend. The first film of the trilogy rang up $166 million domestically and $571 overall before finishing its theatrical run. The second film, Fifty Shades Darker, was released on February 10, 2017 and only managed a little over half the first film’s box office take. Fifty Shades Darker grossed $378 million in theaters.
Fifty Shades Freed is set to open on Valentine’s Day 2018. Michael De Luca, E L James, Dana Brunetti, and Marcus Viscidi served as producers.
The Book’s Plot: “When unworldy student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees.
Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.
Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to make Ana’s deepest fears turn to reality.”