Universal Shifts '50 Shades' Release Date to February 2015

Justin Kroll


11:30 AM EST, November 13, 2013


Universal has shifted the release date for "50 Shades of Grey" to Feb. 13, 2015.

Highly anticipated Focus Features pic had been set for release on Aug. 1, 2014.

A delay had been expected after "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam unexpectedly dropped out of the project after being cast as Christian Grey. Two weeks later, Jamie Dornan was cast in his place.

A few days after Dornan's casting, Univeral and Focus announced they were moving production back from mid-November to early December.

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