fifty-shades-darkerDanny Elfman has signed on to compose the music for the upcoming sequel Fifty Shades Darker. The film is directed by James Foley (Glengarry Glenn RossConfidencePerfect Strangers) and stars Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Bella Heathcote, Arielle Kebbel and Kim Basinger. The movie continues the story from last year’s Fifty Shades of Grey, which Elfman also scored, and follows Christian as he wrestles with his inner demons, and Anastasia who must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her. Niall Leonard has written the screenplay based on E.L. James’ bestselling novel. Michael De Luca & Dana Brunetti (The Social NetworkCaptain Phillips21) are also producing the project with James. Fifty Shades Darker is set to be released on February 10, 2017 by Universal Pictures.

Elfman’s other upcoming projects also include Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, Justin Chadwick’s Tulip Fever and James Ponsoldt’s The Circle.

  1. Tillie Hartley says:

    I think he did a wonderful job on the first FIFTY SHADES. Welcome and good luck

  2. Martha Ramsey says:

    Elfman’s music was amazing in Fifty Shades of Grey. While popular songs are good, they were not written for movies. It seems to me, that a musical score for a movie deserves more notice than they have been getting for a while. The music from Star Wars, Star Trek and many others comes to mind.

  3. rosafermu says:

    Excellent composer to reflect faithfully in the first film the action unfolded. I think he was a wise choice to get back to the soundtrack.