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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

October 16, 2013 at 10:03 AM

’50 Shades,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ and more 2014 movie dates

Lots of trouble afoot with “50 Shades of Grey,” which just lost leading man Charlie Hunnam (who, if you believe this nicely gossipy piece at the Hollywood Reporter, got irritated when nobody would give him script approval and consequently “butted heads” with the production team — and was only getting paid $125,000, which seems awfully low for a movie this big). Anyway, they’re now scuttling to find somebody else to play Christian Grey (and no, I haven’t read the book yet; there’s so many back episodes of “Scandal” to watch) in order to make a planned Nov 1. production start date. Regardless, the movie is scheduled to open in theaters August 1, 2014.

Some other hot dates, should you wish to fill in your 2014 calendar:

Oct. 3:  “Gone Girl” — a very Oscar-friendly date for the David Fincher thriller, based on a terrific book that I really hope they don’t screw up

Nov. 7: “Interstellar” — Christopher Nolan’s first non-”Dark Knight” film since “Inception” (he likes those I-words, doesn’t he?) is a sci-fi adventure whose cast includes Michael Caine, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain.

Dec. 25: “Into the Woods” — the all-star Stephen Sondheim musical (he’s writing a new song for the screen version), with Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine.

Dec. 25: “Unbroken” — Angelina Jolie directs a screen adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand’s nonfiction book “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption”

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