Finally, 50 Shades Of Grey author names Sam Taylor-Wood as director
After months of speculation on what will be the one of the biggest book-to-film adaptations ever, it's been announced that Sam Taylor-Wood - also known by her married name as Taylor-Johnson - is set to direct the sizzling new 50 Shades Of Grey film.
Named by Fifty Shades author, E.L. James, on Twitter, who tweeted to her huge following: "I'm delighted & thrilled to let you guys know that Sam Taylor-Johnson has agreed to direct the film of Fifty Shades of Grey."
Brit director Sam confirmed her involvement in a press statement, saying: "I am excited to be charged with the evolution of Fifty Shades Of Grey from page to screen."
The director, best known for her John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy, reassured die-hard 50 Shades Of Grey 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."
While the parts of Christian and Anastasia are much disputed, we're very much enjoying the speculation - check out our top picks for the part of Christian Grey below…