Sam Taylor-Johnson to direct Fifty Shades Of Grey

Felicity Jones linked to leading role

Fifty Shades Of Grey has found itself a director, with the erotic saga set to be curated by Nowhere Boy helmer Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Ongoing rumours surrounding the project had either Gus Van Sant or Joe Wright as the frontrunner for the position, but an official press release has announced Taylor-Johnson as the film's director.

"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," said producer Michael De Luca in the official blurb.

"E L 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."

In addition to Taylor-Johnson's appointment, rumour has it that Felicity Jones is in the frame to play bondage-happy heroine Anastasia Steele, while Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Sam's husband) had previously been linked to the part of Christian Grey.

The latter of those two prospects had been thought to have been no more than hearsay, but with Taylor-Johnson now behind the camera, expect that rumour to rear its head again soon...

And with a director in place, it surely won't be too long before the casting of the leads is confirmed, and the rumour mill can finally stop churning out names.

Is Taylor-Johnson a good fit for the project? Tell us, below!


    • Hadouken76

      Jun 19th 2013, 22:27

      She married kick azz? Sweet.

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 20th 2013, 0:45

      I still can't believe those two are married and have two children together.

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    • chibik

      Jun 20th 2013, 7:36

      Let me get this straight... His wife is old enough to be his mother, and is going to direct a sleazy film starring him?

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    • Kellend11

      Jun 20th 2013, 8:40

      I will always find their relationship weird. I'm sure her oldest child is only 6/7 years younger than Aaron...

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 20th 2013, 18:04

      Aaron is 23 and Sam is 46............

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    • Desperation

      Jun 20th 2013, 21:16

      If they're going to make a film like this, they may as well go all the way and have Lars Von Trier make it. Although it'd probably end up illegal to watch.

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 21st 2013, 2:17

      The good news is this means a lot of future dates are going to end up going to third base if they catch this movie, perhaps even some home runs too.

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