Actress Dakota Johnson says she is looking forward to collaborating with director James Foley on the sequel of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Sam Taylor-Johnson, who directed the first part decided to leave the franchise and not to return for the second movie. James has directed some episodes of TV show House of Cards and he recently signed a deal to direct the sequel.
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James, 25, admitted that she was afraid at the beginning, but she was grateful later to know that it was James who would replace Sam. "It's quite exciting," she said of teaming up with James Foley.
"There was a moment of being afraid, because I didn't know what it was going to be like. I had an experience with Sam and then that all went away. Now I'm excited. I think James is a talented filmmaker. How often do you get to reconvene with the same people and have a different spin?," Dakota added.
Fifty Shades Darker is yet to start its production. The franchise is the adaptation of author EL James' best-seller series of the same name. Her husband, Niall Leonard, writes the script with Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and James tapped as producers.
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The second instalment of Fifty Shades movie series is slated for a US release on February 10, 2017. The first part starred Jamie Dornan opposite Dakota.