The cast and crew of “Fifty Shades Darker,” the sequel to 2015’s “Fifty Shades of Grey,” are all “safe and sound” following the tragic Bastille Day attack in Nice, France.
Production on the movie was taking place roughly 40 minutes outside of the city, but had wrapped for the day by the time the attack took place. E! News reports that no one involved with the film was injured.
Producer Dana Brunetti took to Twitter to let everyone know that cast and crew were OK.
Back safe in my hotel room. Thanks for everyone’s concern and messages.
— Dana Brunetti (@DanaBrunetti) July 15, 2016
He later posted an update on Facebook, writing: “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.”
Stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, along with the crew, have not been staying in Nice itself, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Following the attack, fellow producer Michael De Luca tweeted out this message of support for those affected.
— Michael De Luca (@MichaelDe_Luca) July 15, 2016
In a statement, President Barack Obama noted that the thoughts and prayers of America would be with France.
“On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many wounded,” he said Thursday. “I have directed my team to be in touch with French officials, and we have offered any assistance that they may need to investigate this attack and bring those responsible to justice. We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, as they respond to and recover from this attack. On this Bastille Day, we are reminded of the extraordinary resilience and democratic values that have made France an inspiration to the entire world, and we know that the character of the French Republic will endure long after this devastating and tragic loss of life.”