The racy film, which is set to be in theaters Feb. 14, 2015, was ultimately directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, but for a while there was speculation it might be Jolie's sophomore effort at directing after 2011's In the Land of Blood and Honey.
"I came very clear out of the gate: after Blood and Honey, if I ever directed again, it would have to be a certain kind of film," she told Entertainment Weekly. "You know, I’m looking forward to seeing what Sam [Taylor-Johnson] does with 50 Shades and she’s amazing. I -- I think they’re just … it’s funny, I think with directing, you just think: I’m better at telling some stories than others but um, who knows?"
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