Bella Heathcote Is Set to Face Off Against Dakota Johnson in 'Fifty Shades Darker'

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Breaking into Dakota Johnson's apartment and holding her at gunpoint until your former dom Christian Grey talks you down—great storyline, no?

According to Deadline, Bella Heathcote will have the honor of playing Leila Williams in Fifty Shades Darker alongside Johnson, Kim Basinger as another of Mr. Grey's former lovers, and Jamie Dornan as Lord Butt Stuff. 

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Quite a departure from her previous roles in Dark Shadows and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but *shrug*—it's always the quiet ones.

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