Deadline has reported that a director has been chosen! Sam Taylor-Johnson isn’t known for creating Hollywood blockbusters, but she’s been tapped to bring EL James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” to the big screen. While she may not be a big name, those working on the “Fifty Shades” movie are excited.
“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 fellow director, Michael De Luca. “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.”
I would certainly say this is going to be a “vivid” story with “complex relationships”, so here’s hoping Sam Taylor-Johnson was the best choice! Fun fact: Taylor-Johnson met her husband, Aaron Johnson, when she was directing him in 2009’s “Nowhere Boy”. He was 19 at the time and she was 42; they married shortly thereafter and have two kids together.