FIFTY SHADES OF GREY RELEASE DATE PUSHED BACKFans will have to wait an extra six months for thebest seller to migrate to the big screen.
Universal Pictures and Focus Features have pushed back the release date for the highly anticipated adaptation of the E.L. James novel. Originally set to open August 14 2014, it will now debut February 13 2015, giving the s&m-fueled love story a Valentine's Day weekend bow.
Despite quickly signing Jamie Dorman as a replacement for erstwhile male lead Charlie Hunnam, the studio took the inevitable step of moving the film from the Summer 2014 frame.
The film, which stars Dorman along with Dakota Johnson as the kinky couple Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, already pushed the production start from early November to December 2nd in the wake of Hunnam's abrupt exit. But the studio continued to stick with its 2014 release date until it became clearly impossible to shoot and finish the film in less than eight months. CANNES BEST ACTOR WINNER BRUCE DERNTHOUGHT NEBRASKA WOULD BE MADE WITHOUT HIM
"I was worried the movie would never get made and I'd never get an opportunity to play the role," revealed Nebraska star Bruce Dern at the film's November 6th New York City screening.
He explained that the film's director Alexander Payne showed him the script nine years ago.
"Then Payne made Sideways and The Descendants," Dern said. "I kept thinking that he's making them because he can't get Nebraska made. And me---being as paranoid as I am---knew that it was because of me, of course. I thought that if he just gets rid of me then he could get the movie made and I could go on and do Rumpelstiltskin Part 3 or whatever it is I'm having to do. He eventually got me approved and we came to the next battle: the black and white battle."
Payne's sixth directional feature about a son who takes a road trip with his sweepstakes-obsessed alcoholic father, although originally envisioned in color, was ultimately shot in black and white.
Dern won the Best Actor Award after Nebraska premiered at Cannes but indicated he's unconcerned about future trophies, saying "I won the minute I got he part."
At 77, Dern asserted that he has no plans to retire and recalled being quizzed about that possibility. "I told them, why would I retire? So James Caan can get the parts?" ANATOMY OF A COSTUME:JOSH HUTCHERSON'S HUNGER GAMES JACKET
Cerre`, the Los Angeles-based brand behind 150 pieces of Catching Fire costumes, built several important points into the construction of Peeta's leather bomber jacket. The Angled Pockets
Though they look geometric in shape, the bomber's slanted pockets are something of an illusion. When the jacket is worn open, the pockets line up straight and aren't a visual distraction. The Leather
Baby calf that's drapable and supple, almost like fabric. Sourced from a tannery on the outskirts of Milan and used for both Peeta's movie jacket---dark green on the big screen. And black for the retail version. The Collar --- Or Lack Thereof
Non-collar styling is part of the outerwear's cool. It is a clean men's motorcycle jacket. It supports the character in a non-intrusive way. The Zipper
An Italian zipper company made the closure in the same shade as the leather. Unobtrusive, non-shiney with flat teeth.
Target, the retailer known for offering a variety of merchandise
at inexpensive prices, is selling a replica of Peeta's leather hunting jacket for $349 and a lithograph autographed by ten Hunger Games actors including Lawrence and Liam Hemswoth for $699.
In addition the retailer has also made available a 14k solid gold
Mockinjay pin like the one worn in the film for $999.00. Hurry off to your nearest Target before they're gone!