Get prepared to breathe a deep sigh of relief. While it's not exactly the announcement we've been waiting for, it looks like we're thisclose to Focus Features and Universal Pictures bringing a director onboard for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie ... The lucky bloke appears to be none other than Joe Wright, who directed Anna Karenina, Hanna, Atonement, and Pride & Prejudice. He makes perfect sense, being that the studio has always wanted someone with "art-house sensibilities." (Other top contenders have included Bennett Miller, Patty Jenkins, and Gus Van Sant.)
It bears noting that sources say that there is currently no deal in place, and Wright has not officially won the job. Nonetheless, all signs point to an official announcement on the horizon.
Here, five reasons why Wright is a worthy pick to steamy novel's screen adaptation ...
Whether or not you're psyched about Wright being brought onboard, a director deal being sealed can only mean one exciting thing: The race to cast Ana and Christian will get real. No more games. It's ON.
How do you feel about Joe Wright being the potential director?
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