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Director Sam Taylor-Johnson Hangs Out With Jamie Dornan After Leaving 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Series

Sam Taylor-Johnson and Jamie Dornan are all smiles in a new picture she posted to Instagram on Wednesday evening (March 25).

“Today with Jamie. #jamiedornan,” the 48-year-old director of Fifty Shades of Grey captioned the snap.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jamie Dornan

Earlier that same day, it was announced that Sam would not be directing the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel, titled Fifty Shades Darker.

Luckily, the movie’s two main stars, Jamie and Dakota Johnson, are set to return to the big screen for the sequel.

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Director Sam Taylor-Johnson Not Returning For 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Sequel 'Fifty Shades Darker'

Sam Taylor-Johnson will not be directing the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel, titled Fifty Shades Darker.

Reports from Variety and other sources suggest that the 48-year-old director wanted to distance herself from the franchise. There have been rumors that Sam and writer E.L. James got in numerous fights over the direction of the film during filming.

Screenwriter Kelly Marcel will also not be returning, and some say that E.L. would like to adapt the script herself.

Shooting on the film, which will see the return of Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, is expected to begin next year.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Has Seen 'Fifty Shades' Over 1,000 Times

Aaron Taylor-Johnson and his wife Sam step out for a romantic dinner date on Thursday evening (February 26) in Los Angeles.

The 47-year-old director’s movie Fifty Shades of Grey has been at the top of the box office for the past two weeks. It has now grossed over $415 million worldwide!

In an interview earlier this month, Sam said that Aaron has been with her along the way of making the film.

Aaron has seen it a thousand times. He worked on it from the script right through. I needed someone that I could trust to bounce ideas off,” she said.

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' Director Sam Taylor-Johnson & Husband Aaron Are Perfect Couple at Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2015

Sam Taylor Johnson and her husband Aaron Taylor-Johnson are all dressed up while hitting the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party held during the 2015 Oscars on Sunday night (February 22) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 47-year-old director is currently on cloud nine since her film Fifty Shades of Grey is still topping the weekend box office in its second week.

It was recently reported that the book’s author E.L. James is currently in negotiations with Universal to write the script for the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey.

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Jared Leto Photobombing Jennifer Lopez is the Funniest Thing You'll See All Night

Jared Leto sticks his tongue out as he crashes Jennifer Lopez‘s picture during a pre-Oscars fashion show at Milk Studios on Friday evening (February 20) in Los Angeles.

The 45-year-old actress and singer showed off her long legs in a very sparkly number.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jared Leto

Also at the event was Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with her longtime beau Jason Statham, Armie Hammer with his wife Elizabeth Chambers, Naomi Campbell, Aaron Taylor-Johnson with his wife Sam, and Jon Kortajarena.

10+ pictures inside of Jared Leto, Jennifer Lopez, and more at the show… More Here! »

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' is No. 1 Opening Ever for Female Director!

Fifty Shades of Grey has not only topped this weekend’s box office by far, but it’s officially the biggest opening ever for a female director!

According to THR, Sam Taylor-Johnson has made history adapting EL James‘ popular romance novel to screen with Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.

The movie will gross a whopping $90.7 million in the U.S. by the end of the long Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day Weekend, with a record-breaking $158 million take overseas too.

The previous best domestic opening was Catherine Hardwicke‘s Twilight, which debuted to $69.6 million in November 2008.

The rest of the top five includes Frozen (Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck), Brave (Brenda Chapman, Mark Andrews), and Kung Fu Panda 2 (Jennifer Yuh Nelson).

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Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson Premiere 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in London!

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan pose for a photo together at the Fifty Shades Of Grey UK premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square on Thursday (February 12) in London, England.

The pair were joined by director Sam Taylor-Johnson with her hubby Aaron, Jamie‘s wife Amelia Warner, and author E.L. James.

Fifty Shades of Grey is set to hit theaters in the US and UK tomorrow! Be sure to check it out!

FYI: Dakota is wearing Saint Laurent and a Sidney Garber ring. Sam is wearing Marc Jacobs Collection.

30+ pictures inside of Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan premiering their film… More Here! »

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