Sam Taylor-Johnson Will Direct ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Fifty Shades of Grey BookNews came just hours ago that Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct the feature film adaptation of the popular sex-filled book Fifty Shades of Grey.  Taylor-Johnson has previously directed Nowhere Boy which is about a young John Lennon.

Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, and author E.L. James who are all producers on the film had this to say about their choice:

“Sam’s unique ability to gracefully showcase complex relationships dealing with love, emotion and sexual chemistry make her the ideal director to bring Christian and Anastasia’s relationship to life. EL James’ characters and vivid storytelling require a director who is willing to take risks and push the envelope where needed, and Sam is a natural fit.”

Sam Taylor-JohnsonOther directors who were rumored to be in the running were Gus Van Sant, Joe Wright, and Susanne Bier.

Universal and Focus Features have already won the distribution rights for the film.

Next comes the casting of the characters which has already been in heated debate with the book’s fans for some time now.

Source: Deadline

by Sarah Ksiazek


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