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'Fifty Shades' Sequel To Get A New Director

March 26th, 2015 12:39pm EDT
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Director Sam Taylor-Johnson will not be returning to direct the sequels to the wildly popular "Fifty Shades of Grey" film.

The director had infamous clashes with the book series' author, E.L. James, over the way the films were adapted from her hugely successful novels

In a statement to Us Weekly, Taylor-Johnson revealed she will not be back to helm the proposed film sequels titled "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed."

"Directing Fifty Shades of Grey has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful," Taylor-Johnson told Us in a statement.

"I forged clo...
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Dark Clouds For 'Fifty Shades' Sequel

March 22nd, 2015 1:02pm EDT
'Fifty Shades Darker' Already In Jeopardy?
Production for the sequel of "Fifty Shades of Grey" titled "Fifty Shades Darker," has already been announced, but it might be without director Sam Taylor-Johnson.

During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the film's producer Dana Brunetti shared that Taylor-Johnson's involvement in the second film has not been confirmed.

"We literally have no idea what we're going to do. I have not even met with the studio or anybody yet about the second film," he said. "We always said, 'Let's get this first one out and released and then we'll regroup and figure out what we're going to do on the n...
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Why Is 'Fifty Shades' Director Sam Taylor-Johnson Quitting The Franchise?

February 17th, 2015 10:02am EST
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"Fifty Shades of Grey" made more than $80 million this weekend. $80 million. With numbers like that, you'd think the cast and crew would be set for life.

Well, director Sam Taylor-Johnson won't be. It's come out that the "Fifty Shades" helmer is ready to abandon the franchise and "pull out" of all future sequels.

The Sun (via Huffington Post UK) tells us why: apparently, Taylor-Johnson and "Fifty Shades" author E.L. James were at each other's throats throughout the film's entire production.

"Sam won't be back for the Fifty Shades sequels. She wants out and Universal knows that's the righ...
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Which Groups Are Objecting To 'Fifty Shades of Grey?'

February 13th, 2015 7:09pm EST
Which Groups Are Objecting To 'Fifty Shades of Grey?'
Seeing "Fifty Shades of Grey" this weekend? You don't have to be bashful about it. We all have the right to watch kinky, yet still-tame-enough-to-keep-the-R-rating sexual escapades.

But not everyone thinks that way. In fact, several truckloads of people don't think that way, because there's a long list of theaters, organizations and even entire countries that don't like "Fifty Shades."

And in some cases, those groups have achieved their goal: banning "Fifty Shades" from theaters.

Let's take a look at who's fighting to keep Christian Grey's "Red Room of Pain" off our virgin screens.

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Is 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Going To Be Very Explicit?

February 12th, 2015 9:01pm EST
Is 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Going To Be Very Explicit?
In just a few short days, audiences will pack themselves like sardines into our nation's movie theaters, eager to see "Fifty Shades of Grey" and all the steamy hot sexing contained within.

They know what they're paying to see. Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, repeatedly undressing, then committing explicit bondage deeds on each other.

But just how explicit will "Fifty Shades" get? For a movie that's been hyped up as a ninety-minute nationwide scandal, we don't actually know how graphic the movie's going to be.

Will it tastefully push the camera into a corner every time a character's pant...
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Is 'Fifty Shades' Worthy Of The Berlin Film Festival?

December 23rd, 2014 8:13am EST
'Fifty Shades Of Grey' To Premiere At The Berlin Film Festival
Highly anticipated erotic drama Fifty Shades of Grey is set to make its debut at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) in Berlin, Germany on February 11, two days ahead of its U.S. release on Friday, Feb. 13, just in time for Valentine's Day weekend.

The film's stars, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, along with director Sam Taylor-Johnson, are expected to attend the premiere.

The movie is based on the first novel in author E.L. James' Fifty Shades trilogy, which was critically panned despite selling millions of copies and being translated into 51 languages worldwide.

Th...
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Female Celebrities Who Have Dated Much Younger Men

July 9th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
Female Celebrities Who Have Dated Much Younger Men
Michelle Rodriguez and Zac Efron's purported romance has been making headlines this week for several reasons. First, she's a self-described bisexual who recently dated a hot British model.

Rodriguez split with Cara Delevigne in May reportedly because of the model's constant partying with young female celebrities such as fellow model Suki Waterhouse and singer Rihanna.

But what's also getting tongues wagging is that Rodriguez is 10 years older than the actor. Rodriguez turns 36 this weekend, while Efron is a sprightly 26.

The Hollywood stars have been hanging out together in Italy, and ph...
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Short List Of Replacements For Charlie Hunnam In 'Fifty Shades' Includes Francois Arnaud And Jamie Dornan

October 17th, 2013 10:57pm EDT
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With Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam out of Fifty Shades of Grey, numerous names have come up as possible replacements to play the dominant and sadistic Christian Grey.

Hunnam pulled out of the role just weeks before the planned start of filming, with reps for Universal Pictures releasing a statement that he quit because his "intense television schedule" conflicted with his preparations for the project.

Insiders have claimed that an unknown star would be cast into the role to avoid any fallout, but several other names have been tied to the part.

First up is Aaron Taylor-Johnson. John...
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Director To Cast Husband For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Role?

October 15th, 2013 2:02pm EDT
Aaron Johnson
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is wanted for the lead role in Fifty Shades of Grey.

The 23-year-old actor, whose wife Sam Taylor-Wood is directing the upcoming film, is in line to take on the part of bondage-loving billionaire Christian Grey after Charlie Hunnam pulled out of the movie last week, despite worries Aaron's 46-year-old spouse might find it difficult to direct him.

A source told The Sun: "Aaron was one of the original choices but the concern was that Sam would have difficulty directing her own husband and that Aaron would feel uncomfortable. This is Sam's biggest project to date and hav...
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British Filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson To Direct 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

June 20th, 2013 12:00pm EDT
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Although the lead roles haven't been cast yet, Focus Features execs have finally filled the director's slot for the highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey."

"Nowhere Boy" filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson, formerly known as Sam Taylor-Wood, will direct the steamy film about a young college woman who gets involved in a bondage relationship with a wealthy man.

Producer Michael De Luca issued the following statement: "Sam's unique ability to gracefully showcase complex relationships dealing with love, emotion and sexual chemistry make her the ideal director ...
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Director Ann Taylor-Wood Welcomes Baby Girl

January 25th, 2012 8:45am EST
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Artist/director Sam Taylor-Wood and her fiance Aaron Johnson are the proud parents of a baby girl, according to a U.K. report.
 
The filmmaker, 44, and the actor, 21, who met on the set of 2009 biopic "Nowhere Boy," have welcomed a second daughter into their family, reports Britain's Daily Mail.
 
Taylor-Wood gave birth to the couple's first child, Wylda Rae, in July 2010.
 
The arrival of the tot comes a month after the heavily pregnant artist collected an Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal from Charles, Prince of Wales, in December.
 
The baby is Taylor Wood's fourth daughter - she h...
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'Nowhere Boy' Director Sam Taylor-Wood & Fiance Aaron Johnson Welcome Baby Girl

January 24th, 2012 9:51pm EST
Sam Taylor-Wood & Aaron Johnson
Artist/director Sam Taylor-Wood and her fiance Aaron Johnson are the proud parents of a baby girl, according to a U.K. report.

The filmmaker, 44, and the actor, 21, who met on the set of 2009 biopic Nowhere Boy, have welcomed a second daughter into their family, reports Britain's Daily Mail.

Taylor-Wood gave birth to the couple's first child, Wylda Rae, in July 2010.

The arrival of the tot comes a month after the heavily pregnant artist collected an Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal from Charles, Prince of Wales, in December.

The baby is Taylor Wood's fourth daughter - she has two...
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