The third installment of the Fifty Shades Trilogy.
The final chapter is almost here now, as Universal’s Fifty Shades Freed is gearing up for its February 9th release and to drum up excitement, the studio’s dropped a new international promo this week.
Seen above, it’s mostly just a recut version of the original trailer, except with a few extra lines of dialogue and a stronger focus on the danger that awaits the happy couple that are Christian and Anastasia. Of course, there’s also a few glimpses of the games that they enjoy playing in the bedroom. Since that’s what we’re really here for anyways, right?
Behind the camera, director James Foley and Niall Leonard – husband to Fifty Shades author E.L. James – are now very much the driving forces behind the studio’s cinematic series, which despite being mauled by critics repeatedly, continues to rake in healthy box office profits.
Zayn Malik collaborated with Taylor Swift on a song for Fifty Shades Darker, and now another One Direction member is getting a piece of the Fifty Shades pie!
Rita Ora, who stars in the series as Mia Grey, took to Twitter on Thursday to tease her collab with Liam Payne on a song for the upcoming Fifty Shades Freed. The 27-year-old singer first shared a mysterious photo of herself and Payne staring into the camera, before posting a video previewing the music.
“Something special #ForYou coming in January… #FiftyShadesFreed @liampayne,” she captioned the post.
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Liam Payne and Rita Ora hinted at a possible collaboration for the film on Thursday when they posted the same photo to Instagram and captioned it #FiftyShadesFreed. In the photo, Payne channels Christian Grey by donning a dapper suit. Ora poses next to the singer, wearing a semi-sheer pink dress with black detailing.
Both celebrities gave their stamp of approval by liking the other’s photo. They also both shared the picture via Twitter. In addition, the official Twitter account for Fifty Shades Freed retweeted their pictures.
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Payne wouldn’t be the first former One Direction band member to be recruited for the series’ soundtracks. Zayn Malik collaborated with Taylor Swift for the song “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” which was part of the soundtrack for Fifty Shades Darker. In fact, the song was released around the same time last year. Swift and Malik debuted the music video for the song in January.
The song was a success and earned a 2018 Grammy nomination in the Best Song Written for Visual Media category.
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It also shouldn’t come as a surprise that the filmmakers might want to create a star-studded soundtrack for the franchise’s final chapter. Nick Jonas, Nicki Minaj, John Legend, Halsey, and Sia were just some of the artists who contributed to the Fifty Shades Darker album.
Ora has been linked to the franchise before, appearing in both Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker. Although, her role in the first film was smaller than fans originally anticipated.
The official trailer for Fifty Shades Freed dropped in early November; however fans will still have to wait until Feb. 9, 2018 to see the film.
We had been waiting for Fifty Shades Darker so long that by the time it opened, we were practically over it already. Of course, after Darker comes Fifty Shades Freed, the third and final installment. The second movie takes things to the next level with Christian and Ana, but Freed really brings their love story home. While Fifty Shades Darker will focus on things that are, well, very dark, Freed is all about tackling difficult situations (and people) and coming out stronger on the other side. We’ve already been treated to the sexy trailers, delicious set photos and know some details about production, but here are five major plot points you can expect to see unfold on the big screen when the final movie hits theaters in Feb. 2018. 1. Ana becomes pregnant.