Fifty Shades of Grey Director Sam Taylor-Johnson Bows Out After Arguments With Author

Publish Date
Friday, 27 March 2015, 2:38PM

The sequel to Fifty Shades Of Grey has hit another bump in the road.

Director of the first installment Sam Taylor-Johnson will not be coming back to helm Fifty Shades Darker.

The British photographer, 48, has bowed out due to a series of alleged arguments with the book series' author E.L. James.

Taylor-Johnson gave a statement to Us Weekly: 'Directing Fifty Shades of Grey has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful.'

Adding: 'While I will not be returning to direct the sequels, I wish nothing but success to whosoever takes on the exciting challenges of films two and three.'