If you were looking forward to the big-screen adaptation of E.L. James' erotic novel "50 Shades of Grey", you're going to have to wait a bit longer. The release date has now been shifted from August 1, 2014 to February 13, 2014. Taking ironic advantage of the holiday of love, so it seems.
After the casting shuffle of the main character Christian Grey, actor Jamie Doran has since replaced Charlie Hunnam after his sudden departure. Sam Taylor-Johnson is still attached to helm and Dakota Johnson is still locked in to star opposite Doran as the shy but curious Anastasia Steele.
While many believed this delay was due to the production needing more time, the team behind the film assure us it was something they were planning to do before even the actor swap. Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley stated, "Together with the international marketing and distribution team, we've been looking really closely at the August date and becoming more and more convinced that the right thing to do for the movie was to push it," Langley said. "So even if Charlie had stayed, we still would have been making the date change."
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"50 Shades of Grey" will hit AMC Theatres on February 13, 2015
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