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.
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) Photo: Dave M. Benett/Getty