Fifty Shades Of Grey Finds A Director

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Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson attend an after party following the press night performance of 'Old Times' at the Mint Leaf on January 31, 2013 in London -- Getty Premium

A director has been chosen to helm "Fifty Shades of Grey."

Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct the big screen adaptation of E L James' erotic novel, Focus Features confirmed to Access Hollywood on Wednesday.

Taylor-Johnson previously directed 2009's "Nowhere Boy," which starred her husband, Aaron Taylor-Johnson ("Kick-Ass," "Anna Karenina").

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As previously reported on, the film will be produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti ("The Social Network").

Kelly Marcel, who was a writer on Fox's short-lived "Terra Nova" series, will pen the screenplay.

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Casting for the movie's main characters, Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, has yet to be announced.

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