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First Look at Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Plus, Universal Pictures pushes the release into February 2015. Production will begin sometime next month in Vancouver.
Just a few weeks after Jamie Dornan replaced Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey on the highly-anticipated adaptation Fifty Shades of Grey, we have our first look at the actor in character, alongside Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele. Universal Pictures has also announced that it is pushing the release from August 1, 2014 to February 13, 2015, where it will go up against The Longest Ride and The Spongebob Squarepants Movie 2. Take a look at the photos, then read on for more details about this adaptation.

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Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley revealed that the release date shift was made to give the adaptation a better position in the global market, and not because of the casting change.

"We see this movie as a global event. The strength of this book is really worldwide, so we want to be able to take advantage of women who are invariably on vacation with their families during the month of August in Europe. 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. So even if Charlie had stayed, we still would have been making the date change."


Actress Dakota Johnson revealed that landing the coveted Anastasia Steele role has lead her to develop a serious workout regimen for the first time in her life.

"Obviously, I want to look good naked. I totally understand now why people exercise, because it kind of f-ing feels awesome."


Jamie Dornan also spoke about how he wasn't shocked about the sexual nature of E.L. James' novel, because of his liberal background.

"I'm a fairly worldly guy. I grew up in a very liberal place. I'm not saying we had a playroom, but I'm not shocked by [the sex in the book]. It's essential to tell the story. I can't believe films that don't invoke the sexual side of it. So it works for me."

Fifty Shades of Grey comes to theaters February 13th, 2015 and stars Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Rita Ora. The film is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.



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  1. Josh

    He's far less attractive without a beard. :(

    8 months agoby @shuabertFlag

  2. thedude-abides

    @diaigma Agreed. I heard they originally wanted Ryan Gosling. That's wishful thinking.

    8 months agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  3. Diaigma

    @bawnian-dexeus - "Breaking" in a "Bad" way, you mean? :P

    8 months agoby @diaigmaFlag

  4. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @diaigma Oh, breaking will be done alright.

    8 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  5. Diaigma

    @bawnian-dexeus, @thedude-abides - it's telling when more notable actors signed on and left the project after reading the book or the script ... actors who've done sex scenes before. I've never heard of these two, so I guess they're desperate to break into the business :P

    8 months agoby @diaigmaFlag

  6. CelluloidDreams

    Ahhhhh!!! YUCK!!!! Not feeling it !!! No chemistry between those two...... what so over!!! Pass!

    8 months agoby @2movieguysFlag

  7. thedude-abides

    @bawnian-dexeus Ha. Just sayin'.

    8 months agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @thedude-abides Aww come on! Don't do that! What has that show ever done to you? :P

    8 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. thedude-abides

    @diaigma Lol. It's like Rugrats All Grown Up :P

    8 months agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  10. Diaigma

    @thedude-abides, @bawnian-dexeus - we have a winner! :D

    8 months agoby @diaigmaFlag

  11. thedude-abides

    @diaigma Idk... 50 Shades of Grey?

    8 months agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  12. Diaigma

    @thedude-abides, @thedude-abides - what movie franchise do you get after the targeted Twilight crowd has become adults? ... :P

    8 months agoby @diaigmaFlag

  13. Bane5000

    So is anyone on Earth actually eagerly anticipating this film?

    8 months agoby @bane5000Flag

  14. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @diaigma@thedude-abides

    I'm just going to throw it out there, but if it not were for this movie bumping up to 2015, 2014 would have had the same effect 2012 had with Ted and Magic Mike. I could already picture the headlines:

    "On this day, on this very year of 2014, audience member of all ages and gender took a trip to the cinema. At this moment, groups of families have witnessed a gun totting talking raccoon and a smaller niche, yet heavily female roster of viewers sought to watch porn on the big screen."

    But now 50 Shades went to Valentines Day 2015. Because as you know, nothing screams "I Love You" than two silver balls held by a thin leather strap.

    8 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  15. thedude-abides

    @bawnian-dexeus@diaigma Lol. Well, if it must be, it must :)

    8 months agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  16. Diaigma

    @thedude-abides, @bawnian-dexeus - and so it begins :P

    8 months agoby @diaigmaFlag

  17. OhhmeohhMy

    They look great. Wonder if they have great chemistry? Not that I'm a fan of the erotic novel. Cause why read it unless your not getting it haha. But this will have to be well written. And have great chemistry. So I would see this. Nothing wrong with a dirty mind. Haha

    8 months agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  18. OhhmeohhMy

    They look great. Wonder if they have great chemistry? Not that I'm a fan of the erotic novel. Cause why read it unless your not getting it haha. But this will have to be well written. And have great chemistry. So I would see this. Nothing wrong with a dirty mind. Haha

    8 months agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  19. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @thedude-abides Oh, I do, but we rarely have these moments so I make the best of them.

    8 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  20. thedude-abides

    @bawnian-dexeus Lol. I thought you already knew that..

    8 months agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  21. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Also, I know the cover of the first book has a grey tie but having your lead holding it up like that is a little poor.

    8 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  22. thedude-abides

    Ah, series adaptations. The new bane of my existence.

    8 months agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

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