For those who don't know, Sam, the 46-year-old director of Nowhere Boy, ended up marrying the star of that film, Aaron Johnson, who is half her age at 23.
Which kind of makes this choice perfect, given the theme of the novel (I really shouldn't call it a novel).
Aaron Johnson, in fact, has been talked about in the past to star as Christian Grey in the film. Whether that just got more or less likely now that his wife is directing remains to be seen.
Many a name has been thrown around, with the likes of Alex Pettyfer and Jonathan Rhys Meyers rumored for Christian, and Felicity Jones is the latest actress rumored to be in the running for Anastasia.
Sam Taylor-Johnson beat out the likes of Gus Van Sant and Joe Wright for the directing job, which means that producers must have liked her vision, given that she is a relatively unproven director.
Stay posted as casting is sure to fill out now that a director is signed on.
Who should play Christian Grey?
Who should play Ana Steele?