FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Hires Sam Taylor-Johnson To Direct
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,”Producer De Luca added:
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.Felicity Jones is rumored most often to be in the mix for the role of virginal protagonist Anastasia Steele. Fifty Shades of Grey is the first in a trilogy of books (Universal and Focus acquired rights to trilogy in March 2012) that traces the psychosexual relationship of young college graduate Anastasia Steele and a power-hungry 27-year-old billionaire, Christian Grey, who has a penchant for BDSM. The series was a global phenomenon, and has sold over 70 million copies in 37 countries, surpassing the Harry Potter series as the fastest-selling paperback of all-time.