Production on the highly-anticipated Fifty Shades Of Grey film adaptation has been pushed back until December (13).

No official reason has been given for the change in start date, which had originally been scheduled for November (13), but news of the delay comes just days after British actor Jamie Dornan was confirmed as the new Christian Grey, stepping in to replace Charlie Hunnam, who abruptly quit the project earlier this month (Oct13).

Dakota Johnson will portray Anastasia Steele in the movie version of writer E.L. James' erotic novel, which will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.

As Wenn went to press, the film was still planned for release in August, 2014.