The first trailer for Fifty Shades Darker just landed online, and among the big reveals: Kim Basinger is unmasked as Elena “Mrs. Robinson” Lincoln, the ex-lover who introduced Christian Grey to S&M. The sequel to 2015’s Fifty Shades of Grey, Darker introduces more complications into the love life of Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson), who resumes her romance with the enigmatic billionaire (Jamie Dornan) as ghosts from his past begin to emerge. In addition to Basinger’s character, who may have ulterior motives in her now platonic business relationship with Christian, there’s an ex-girlfriend (Bella Heathcote) who once walked in Anastasia’s shoes — and is now determined to destroy what she and Christian have. On top of all that, Ana’s boss at her new publishing job (Eric Johnson) has designs on his employee and some problems hearing the word no. Fortunately, in the middle of all this intrigue, there’s still time for masquerade balls, sailing trips, and steamy shower sex. Watch the trailer above.
Basinger, 62, makes the briefest of appearances in the trailer, but her character plays a key role in the next two installments of the Fifty Shades trilogy (based on the books by E.L. James). The Oscar winner’s tuxedo harks back to an outfit she wore in another kink classic: the 1986 erotic drama 9 ½ Weeks, co-starring Mickey Rourke.
Like the first Fifty Shades of Grey trailer, this one is scored to a slowed-down, sexed-up version of Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love,” but this time as performed by Miguel. We’ll see how crazy things actually get when the sequel hits theaters on Feb. 10, 2017.