Brace yourselves, Fifty Shades of Grey fans: the movie has gotten an official release date. Drumroll, please! The much-anticipated film has been given an Aug. 1, 2014 release date in the US — the Australian release date is July 31, 2014. This means that casting can't be too far behind now, and we have a few actors in mind. The only thing we know for sure about the film adaptation of E L James's steamy novel is that Sam Taylor-Johnson has signed on to direct.