Fifty Shades author's husband gets in on the action!

2015-04-25 12:00

New York — The Fifty Shades of Grey sequel will be a family affair.

A spokeswoman for Universal Pictures confirmed on Thursday that the husband of E L James, Niall Leonard, will write the script for the follow-up to the global hit.

Leonard is also a published author. He has written for several British TV shows, including Air Force One Is Down and Wire in the Blood.

Kelly Marcel penned the original adaptation but isn't returning. Also not returning is director Sam Taylor-Johnson, whose disputes with James were well-known.

Fifty Shades of Grey made $568.8m worldwide.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported Leonard's involvement in the sequel.

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