Yet another British woman has joined the "Fifty Shades of Grey" filmmaking team. Author E.L. James announced on her Twitter feed that Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct the adaptation of the steamy romance novel for Universal Pictures and Focus Features.
Said James on her feed, "I'm delighted & thrilled to let you guys know that Sam Taylor-Johnson has agreed to direct the film of 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'"
Taylor-Johnson, 46, is best known for her 2009 indie film "Nowhere Boy," which chronicles John Lennon's childhood.
The filmmaker also became the center of British tabloid attention when she had a baby and later married the young star of that movie, Aaron Johnson, 23 years her junior. Their steamy romance perhaps makes her the perfect choice for the job.
“I am excited to be charged with the evolution of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' from page to screen,” said Taylor-Johnson 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.”