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Sam Taylor-Johnson Turns 50 Shades Of Grey

Sam Taylor-Johnson, the director who last delivered BAFTA Nominated Nowhere Boy, has been announced as the director of best selling sensation 50 Shades Of Grey.  Ever since Universal Pictures and Focus Features snapped up the rights to E.L. James’ novel there have been a host of rumours and whispers as to who might be directing the film with Atonement director Joe Wright at one point heavily linked.  The novels, of which there are three, have become a global phenomenon, have been into 50 different languages and sold over 70 million copies world wide.  The story follows billionaire businessman Christian Grey who embarks on a relationship with innocent student Anastasia Steele.  Attention will now turn to who will play the central coupling with everyone who has ever read the books having a vested interest in who can play these beloved characters.  Source – Universal Pictures & Focus Features via Coming Soon 

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