‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ film postponed to 2015Entertainment, Featured Friday, November 15th, 2013
The release of the much anticipated movie of best-selling erotic novel ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ has been postponed to February 2015. Universal Pictures announced that it will be released on Valentine’s Day. The making of the movie that was scheduled to be out on 01 August 2014 is believed to be taking longer than expected due to the dropping out of lead actor Charlie Hunnam.
His character, that of billionaire Christian Grey, will be taken up by British hunk and former Calvin Klein model Jamie Dornan. Jamie is best-known for his role as Sheriff Graham Humbert/the Huntsman in the US fantasy series ‘Once Upon a Time’ and appearance in the BBC drama ‘The Fall’.
Donna Langley from Universal Pictures denied that the change in release dates were due to Charlie Hunnam ditching the film, and stated that the movie was more of a ‘global event’. “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,” said Langley to Entertainment Weekly. “So even if Charlie had stayed, we still would have been making the date change.”
E.L. James’ ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ first hit the bookstands in 2011. It follows the story of rich and enigmatic Christian Grey, who finds himself involved with a college student Anastasia Steele. The hype about the book revolves around Grey requesting the sexually inexperienced Anastasia to be his sex slave, and of course the descriptive detail of the romance that the author takes pleasure in divulging.
Anastasia’s character will be played by 24-year-old Dakota Johnson, daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson.
The film will be co-produced by author E.L. James. Her BDSM-inspired romance trilogy – Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed – has sold over 70 million copies across the globe.