Amidst wild speculation that almost no one in our websites demographic cared about one name has arisen to the top of the pile in the hunt for a director for the 50 Shades of Grey movie. That name is Sam Taylor-Johnson. You can all relax now and return to reading better books.
This will be Taylor-Johnson’s first bigger film as a director though some might know her from the excellent John Lennon pic Nowhere Boy. What’s most impressive about this choice is that Hollywood actually got a female director to make a movie that’s going to be directed at a female audience. I know, totally novel idea, right? I’m not super excited about seeing the film, but if Taylor-Johnson can bring some quality and intensity to the putridness of 50 Shades of Grey it might turn out OK.[via Vulture]