As news continues to unfold from the terrifying events tonight in Nice, France, those in the area who were fortunately unaffected by the attack tonight that saw 80 people killed and more than 100 injured are reaching out to confirm they are unhurt. Among them, the ongoing production of Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Fifty Shades Of Grey currently filming in the French Riviera near Nice.
Though we’ve heard the production was not in Nice at the time of the attack, confusion and concerns after the attack promoted producer Dana Brunetti to address the matter on Facebook tonight to confirm that the cast and crew of the film starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are safe.
“Production has confirmed that everyone working on location in the south of France is okay. Everyone has been accounted for and is safe and sound.”
Thanks for everyone’s messages and concerns. Another sad day for France and the world.
Earlier in the evening, Brunetti said as much on Twitter.
Details are still unclear, but what is known is that a man driving a commercial vehicle plowed into a large crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the coastal city. Conflicting reports hold that a firefight ensued, and French authorities confirm that guns and grenades were found among the possessions of the driver. Subsequently it has been declared a terrorist attack, and President François Hollande extended the state of Emergency that has existed in France since last November’s attacks by ISIS affiliated terrorists in Paris for another three months. The state of Emergency was set to expire on July 26.
There is no word on whether or not production on Fifty Shades Darker will be postponed due to the attack. Universal had no comment.