Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson pulls out of sequels

Friday, 27 March 2015 - 8:56

Sam Taylor-Johnson, the director of adult drama Fifty Shades of Grey, will not direct its planned two sequels.

The artist and film-maker said she was "hugely grateful" to have been chosen to adapt EL James's 2011 best-seller.

She then wished "nothing but success to whosoever takes on the exciting challenges of films two and three".

Fifty Shades, about a businessman who begins an affair with a young student, has made almost 560 million dollars at the worldwide box office.