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A while ago, we reported that and were both frontrunners for Fifty Shades of Grey directing gig. However, the whips-and-chains-handcuffs-smack-a-little-booty-up-with-my-belt adaptation is going to none other than , wife of Kick-Ass star .

Taylor-Johnson is mostly known for directing 2009's Nowhere Boy, a surprisingly restrained movie about John Lennon that starred her future husband. Producer had this to say about Universal and Focus' choice:

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. E L James’ characters and vivid storytelling require a director who is willing to take risks and push the envelope where needed and Sam is a natural fit. (via IW)

This begs the question: Is Aaron Taylor-Johnson going to play Christian Grey? After all, she split with her husband of 11 years when she was 42 and started a relationship with the (at the time) 19-year-old actor. Just the right amount of freaky for a 50 Shades movie. (like ) shot down rumors that he was joining the film. Currently, it's rumored that could be join the 50 Shades cast as Ana.

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