UNIVERSAL'S 50 SHADES OF GREY HAS A DIRECTOR
Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James tweeted that the Universal film has found its director - Sam Taylor-Johnson.
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 (@E_L_James) June 19, 2013
Deadline reports the Nowhere Boy director may be a perfect fit for the sexually charged material.
FSOG is a fictional book written by E.L. James which is loosely based on her Twilight fan fiction story called Master of the Universe ("MOTU"). FSOG is a sexually explicit trilogy about the BDSM relationship between college student Anastasia Steele and billionaire businessman Christian Grey. The book is known to be read and liked by both women and men.
Producer Michael DeLuca comments on Taylor-Johnson:
“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 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.”
Next up should be the highly anticipated casting of Ana and Christian. Everyone will have an opinion about who should fill the roles. Whatever the case, chemistry is the key and whomever is cast must have it in order for the story to work.
Read more about the director hiring at Deadline.