Fifty Shades of Grey fans are one step closer to finding out who will be cast in the highly-anticipated, leading roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, because the movie now has a director. Sam Taylor-Johnson will be directing the Fifty Shades of Grey movie.
"I'm delighted & thrilled to let you guys know that Sam Taylor-Johnson has agreed to direct the film of Fifty Shades of Grey," E.L. James, the author of the book tweeted.
“I am excited to be charged with the evolution of Fifty Shades of Grey from page to screen,” Taylor-Johnson said in a statement. “For the legions of fans, I want to say that I will honor the power of Erika’s book and the characters of Christian and Anastasia. They are under my skin too.”
Taylor-Johnson made her directorial debut with Nowhere Boy, a film about John Lennon's childhood. She also directed a short film called Daydream which starred Liberty Ross. She is also developing a film based on the novel, A Reliable Wife, for Columbia.
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Other directors that were rumored to be taking on the project were Joe Wright and Gus Van Sant, with Van Sant even filming a test scene with Alex Pettyfer as Grey.
As for who will play the lead roles of Grey and Steele, remains anyone's guess. Fans would like to see either Henry Cavill, Ian Somerhalder or Matt Bomer as Grey and Alexis Bledel or Emilia Clarke as Steele.
Fifty Shades of Grey is slated for release summer of 2014 and will be filmed in London.