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Fifty Shades of Grey just got its director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, and now we have an official release date: August 1, 2014

That's the North American release date, distributor Focus Features announced on June 27. World dates will follow afterward.

Fifty Shades news is now coming fast and furious — which is about time, since we were fed up with rehashing the same old rumors. Now that we have some "official" stuff being released, it's time to hear some real casting news for Christian and Anastasia. Or will it be Ana, then Christian, as this report suggests?

What do you think? Are you planning to see this movie in the theater? Opening weekend? Does it depend on the casting? 

Source: USA Today