E.L. James Confirms Who Will Play Anastasia's Hot Bodyguard in 'Fifty Shades Freed'

Oh yes, he'll do just fine.

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Even though the Fifty Shades sequel is still a year away, news is already buzzing about the third installment of the franchiseFifty Shades Freed. 

Signing on to play Luke Sawyer in the 2018 film—the bodyguard Christian Grey assigns to look after Anastasia Steele—is Pretty Little Liars actor Brant Daugherty. Author E.L. James confirmed the announcement and welcomed Daugherty via Twitter, to which he replied enthusiastically: 

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Daugherty is the newest addition to the Fifty Shades cast, joining Bella Heathcote as Leila Williams, Eric Johnson as Jack Hyde, Arielle Kebbell as Gia Matteo, and Kim Basinger as Elena Lincoln

We think he'll do just fine as Anastasia's hot, hired muscle, don't you? 

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