‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Movie Will Open in Theaters in August 2014

By: Peggy Truong / June 27, 2013

August 2014 will be one hot month.

One week after Focus Features announced it had found a director in Sam Taylor-Johnson for Fifty Shades of Grey, the big screen adaptation of E L James’ bestseller has an official domestic release date: Aug. 1, 2014. [via Deadline]

International release dates, managed by Universal Pictures, will be announced at a later time.

Taylor-Johnson, whose resume includes the 2009 film Nowhere Boy (starring her current husband Aaron Taylor-Johnson), a number of short films and a video portrait of David Beckham commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, was officially attached to Christian Grey and company on June 19.

“I’m so excited to be charged with the evolution of Fifty Shades of Grey from page to screen,” the 46-year-old director said in a statement at the time. “For the legions of fans, I want to say that I will honor the power of Erika’s books and the characters of Christian and Anastasia. They are under my skin, too.”

To date, the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has sold more than 70 million copies worldwide in both e-book and print form.

Now, can we get some names on who’s playing Christian and Anastasia already?