Welcome to the boys club Eric Johnson.
Up to this point, most of the new castings for “Fifty Shades Darker” have all been women, so it’s nice to see a new eye candy other than Christian Grey. Some of you may recognise Johnson from Cinemax’s “The Knick” (also starring Clive Owen) or the Canadian cop drama series “Rookie Blue”.
In the “Fifty Shades Of Grey” sequel, Johnson will play Jack Hyde who happens to be the new boss and news editor to Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele. Jack also falls for Ana and begins pursuing his personal assistant. That is a big no-no in Christian Grey’s book. When things start to get weird and kind of freaky for Ana, Jack inevitably feels the wrath of Mr Grey.
As aforementioned, Johnson was last seen in Cinemax’s medical drama “The Knick”. There, he played Dr. Everett Gallinger who is a talented young medic under the apprenticeship of Clive Owen’s character. According to Variety, the erotic-romance “Fifty Shades Darker” would mark his biggest film role to date.
Actor Eric Johnson is the latest edition added to the “Fifty Shades Of Grey” franchise. He joins Kim Basinger (who is Elena Lincoln a.k.a. Mrs. Robinson, the lady responsible for introducing Christian Grey to the world of BDSM) and Bella Heathcote (as Leila, who is another of Grey’s ex).
Jamie Dornan and co-star Dakota Johnson will be reprising their roles respectively in the sequel films. Both films will be shot back-to-back with “Fifty Shades Darker” slated for a release on 10th February 2017 and “Fifty Shades Freed”, targeted to be released on 9th February 2018.