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Sam Taylor-Johnson to Direct Fifty Shades of Grey

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09:  (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED)  Sam Taylor-Wood (L) and Aaron Taylor-Johnson attend a private dinner hosted by Tom Ford to celebrate his runway show during London Collections: MEN AW13 at Loulou's on January 9, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

Condolences to Gus Van Sant, Darren Aronofsky, Angelina Jolie, and anyone else whose name has ever been mentioned (however falsely) in the context of directing Fifty Shades of Grey: The job has been filled. Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) will direct the film adaptation of America’s favorite erotica book, meaning that the second round of Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Christian speculation begins now. (The first round was by Bret Easton Ellis, of course.) Or is it weird to cast your husband in Fifty Shades? Discuss.

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