If you're anything like us, you were probably rumoured-out (that's a thing) by the many false predictions on who was going to be involved with the Fifty Shades of Grey film (Bret Easton Ellis writing the screenplay, Mila Kunis playing Ana). But finally, there is some verified news about the big screen adaptation of the erotic best-seller.
Announced via E.J. James' twitter page, the author confirmed that director Sam Taylor-Johnson is set to take the helm (no, that's not a euphemism. Stop it).
"I am excited to be charged with the evolution of Fifty Shades of Grey from page to screen," Taylor-Johnson said.
"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."
This is exciting news considering she was also behind the brilliant John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy.
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."
There's still no word on who will be playing the two protagonists.
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
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