Sam Taylor-Johnson To Direct Fifty Shades Of Grey
Artist-turned-filmmaker will bring bondage-themed novel to big screen...
Sam Taylor-Johnson has been confirmed as director for the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey.
The respected artist and filmmaker was revealed as the director by author EL James on her Twitter feed.
She wrote: "I'm delighted & thrilled to let you guys know that Sam Taylor-Johnson has agreed to direct the film of Fifty Shades Of Grey."
Best-known for directing John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy and for her work as an artist, Taylor-Johnson is married to Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
She said: "I am excited to be charged with the evolution of Fifty Shades Of Grey from page to screen.
"For the legions of fans, I want to say that I will honour the power of Erika's book and the characters of Christian and Anastasia. They are under my skin too."
And producer Michael De Luca said: "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's 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."
It has also been reported that Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky turned the job down. Gus van Sant was reported to have been lobbying for the position.
In other Fifty Shades Of Grey news, The Lone Ranger star Armie Hammer has declared that he's not interested in playing Christian Grey - the bondage-loving billionaire male lead.
He told Playboy: