Ladies and Gentleman — well particularly ladies — RumorFix has confirmed that Sam Taylor-Johnson has been named director of Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey!
“I am excited to be charged with the evolution of Fifty Shades of Grey from page to screen,” said Taylor-Johnson. “For the legion 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.”
But does Taylor-Johnson have the ability to bring Christian and Anastasia’s steamy and erotic relationship off the page and onto the screen? Producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti know she has the chops to direct this much anticipated film!
“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,” De Luca said in a statement.
“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.”
But who will play the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele? We want to know who you think has what it takes!
Minka Kelly, Alexis Bledel, Allison Williams, Lucy Hale and Mila Kunis and Emilia Clarke are rumored to be up for the role of Anastasia.