NEW YORK -- The release of the big-screen adaptation of erotic book Fifty Shades of Grey has been postponed until Valentine's Day 2015.
The film had been scheduled to open in August next year.
Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam dropped out of the project shortly after his high-profile casting as billionaire Christian Grey. Jamie Dornan replaced him, and the start of production was pushed from November to December.
A Valentine's Day release moves the film out of the lucrative summer movie-going months. February is often a dumping ground for less prestigious releases.
-- The Associated Press