Teen Wolf star Tyler Hoechlin has been added to the cast of Fifty Shades Darker, Universal confirmed to EW. He’ll play Boyce Fox, a co-worker of Anastasia Steele. Though Fox is only briefly mentioned in E L James’ books, his role as a rising author who eventually signs with Christian Grey’s publishing company is being expanded for the film.
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are both returning for the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel as Ana and Christian, but director James Foley (Glengarry Glen Ross) is taking over for Sam Taylor-Johnson. Foley will also direct the third film, Fifty Shades Freed.
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Though Hoechlin is most famous for his TV roles in 7th Heaven and Teen Wolf, fans will also recall that he played Tom Hanks’ son in Road to Perdition. A former college baseball player, Hoechlin gets back on the diamond this April 1 when he stars as a ballplayer in Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age jock comedy, Everybody Wants Some.
Fifty Shades Darker opens Feb. 10, 2017.
The Wrap first reported the news.