Director Sam Taylor-Johnson parted ways with the franchise earlier this year (15) amid reports of creative differences with author E.L. James, and although producers have yet to begin discussions with potential directors, Foley, Mark Pellington and Tanya Wexler are among the contenders for Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.

Screenwriter Kelly Marcel, who adapted Fifty Shades of Grey, will also not return for the follow-ups, but stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are on board.