Fifty Shades is back, and it’s sexier than ever. The second installment of the erotic saga, Fifty Shades Darker, will be hitting a theater near you this Valentine’s Day. Check out some more of Dakota Johnson’s new and upcoming movies in 2017.
Dakota Johnson is on a roll. The talented 27-year-old may have got her big break thanks to her lineage (her parents are veteran actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith) but she has quickly risen up the ranks and earned a name for herself. There’s no doubt that the Fifty Shades movies have catapulted Johnson into stardom almost overnight, and made her the celebrity she is today. Best-known for her role as the demure and virginal Anastasia Steele in the romance drama, Johnson has a flourishing career in the films and was seen in several blockbuster hits that sent the box office registers ringing. She played pivotal roles in movies like How to Be Single (2016), Black Mass (2015), Need For Speed (2014), and starred in short films like In a Relationship and Vale. Johnson has amassed a vast fan following thanks to her stunning good looks, acting chops, and bold film choices. Here are Dakota Johnson’s new movies in 2017:
Dakota Johnson’s Upcoming Movies 2017
#1. Fifty Shades Darker (2017)
Dakota Johnson will return to the big screen alongside her handsome co-star Jamie Dornan, as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in Fifty Shades Darker. The movie is already poised to become a blockbuster, and will hit theaters on February 10. Fifty Shades of Grey was a smashing success at the box office in 2015—grossing over a whopping $570.0 million on a budget of $40.0 million—and its director James Foley hopes that the sequel will exceed all expectations. Following the Academy Award nomination for the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, “Earned It” by The Weeknd, as well as the Golden Globe nomination for Ellie Goulding’s single “Love Me Like You Do;” singers Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik recently released an original theme song titled “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever.” The song peaked at number 6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
Fifty Shades Darker will pick up where the first installment left off, as the heartbroken Ana leaves Christian because of his penchant for sadomasochism. Meanwhile, Christian is left nursing his wounds, and he tries to convince the inexperienced Ana to give him a second chance. After some coaxing and mutually agreed upon conditions, Ana decides to take Christian back, although his tumultuous past threatens to tear them apart again. The movie stars legendary Bond girl Kim Basinger, as Christian’s former lover and business partner Elena Lincoln, as well as singer Rita Ora as Christian’s sister Mia Grey. The supporting cast of Fifty Shades Darker also includes Tyler Hoechlin, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford, and Max Martini. Dakota Johnson’s upcoming movie is definitely one of the year’s most-awaited flicks and we just can’t wait for its release!
Release Date: February 10, 2017
Watch the trailer of Fifty Shades Darker right here:
#2. Suspiria (2017)
Directed by Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, Suspiria is a remake of the 1977 horror film of the same name. Starring Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, and Chloe Grace Moretz, Suspiria is one of the highly-anticipated new movies of 2017, and is slated to release later in the year. The original storyline revolved around an American ballet student—played by Jessica Harper—who gets transferred to a prestigious German dance academy, only to discover that the institution is a front for sinister and supernatural activities after a series of murders take place. The film also stars Mia Goth, Sylvie Testud, Angela Winkler, and Malgosia Bela. Jessica Harper, who originally portrayed Suzy Bannion, will also join the Suspiria cast. After initially scrapping the project in 2008, the remake of Suspiria was finalized almost 40 years after its original, and is one of Dakota Johnson’s upcoming movies in 2017. Let’s wait and watch to see if the hype of the remake lives up to the original horror flick that left audiences on the edge of their seats!
Release Date: To Be Announced
#3. Fifty Shades Freed (2018)
Fifty Shades Freed is the third installment of the wildly popular erotic romance franchise. The last and final segment of the trilogy began filming early last year, and the movie is scheduled to be released by Valentine’s Day 2018. The books have sold over 125 million copies worldwide and narrate the story of a young and naive college student named Anastasia Steele, who embarks on an intense sexual relationship with a mysterious businessman named Christian Grey. Fifty Shades Freed will continue where its prequel ended, with the couple overcoming further struggles. This time, from Ana’s former boss Jack Hyde (played by Eric Johnson).
Tentative Release Date: February 9, 2018