Ewan McGregor to Star with Jim Carrey in I Love You Phillip Morris

Hot prison love!

by | December 18, 2007 | Comments

Over the course of his long film career, Jim Carrey has played characters who have had the hots for Cameron Diaz, Renee Zellweger, and Lauren Holly — and now, you can add Ewan McGregor to that list.

Variety reports that McGregor has signed on as Carrey’s romantic lead in I Love You Phillip Morris, a “dark comedy” that will act as the directorial debut for Bad Santa screenwriters Glen Ficarra and John Requa. The film, based on a true story (and a book by Steve McVicker), traces the plight of Texas convict Steven Russell, a married father who fell in love with his cellmate. From the article:

[Russell’s] love for Morris motivated his escape from prisons four times, once by using a green pen and bucket of water to change his prison outfit into what appeared to be surgical scrubs, another time by faking his death from AIDS and signing his own death certificate. Morris eventually got out, but Russell’s escapades got him a 144-year sentence.

Carrey and McGregor will start working on Phillip Morris in the spring, after Carrey finishes filming his multiple-role appearance in Robert Zemeckis‘ mo-cap update on A Christmas Carol.

Source: Variety

Tag Cloud

DC Universe TCA Extras 2015 crossover dragons harry potter spider-man BET dc casting National Geographic toy story romance ESPN Pet Sematary Binge Guide Mystery USA Masterpiece book Universal Animation DGA Paramount Network Mindy Kaling Pop discovery crime drama anthology sitcom television 2019 Action CW Seed 2018 FX El Rey Comedy Central Emmys NYCC LGBT Thanksgiving comic HBO Max zombie Tomatazos IFC Films Logo Film Festival Video Games sequel Grammys dceu First Look Premiere Dates Awards Tour ratings Lifetime Cartoon Network 2017 Watching Series Sneak Peek aliens CMT cats Oscars Tumblr Rock Shondaland animated Film Mary Tyler Moore Mudbound adventure Marathons Food Network See It Skip It Toys festivals Valentine's Day kids cooking USA Network Sundance Now Writers Guild of America Biopics Trivia MCU elevated horror what to watch cinemax A&E Musical adaptation facebook Awards teaser zero dark thirty Amazon Prime Video comiccon quibi unscripted hist science fiction Ovation Amazon mutant justice league MSNBC space Showtime vampires Musicals miniseries TruTV historical drama thriller 24 frames E3 social media Ellie Kemper Pixar Epix Paramount GIFs AMC transformers CBS Comedy Netflix serial killer strong female leads Columbia Pictures Britbox Polls and Games IFC Winners anime Dark Horse Comics TV Apple ABC Family 45 boxoffice movies Pride Month Bravo WGN Disney Channel Trailer docudrama E! Spike Freeform TV Land WarnerMedia Cosplay Women's History Month war Interview American Society of Cinematographers talk show Set visit SundanceTV Spectrum Originals OWN MTV revenge Superheroes Horror GLAAD Certified Fresh Spring TV Lucasfilm spinoff Shudder Comic Book DC Comics Acorn TV Adult Swim The Arrangement Music Black Mirror Anna Paquin Podcast New York Comic Con Star Trek robots cops CNN Character Guide Western History Walt Disney Pictures CBS All Access Infographic police drama Crackle based on movie children's TV Reality The Witch 21st Century Fox ITV witnail Nominations Trophy Talk LGBTQ medical drama Disney SDCC Red Carpet Drama Best and Worst PBS spy thriller Brie Larson FXX Cannes blaxploitation ABC GoT Box Office Vudu Superheroe San Diego Comic-Con green book doctor who ghosts RT21 Star Wars diversity Nickelodeon Christmas Amazon Prime TIFF composers 2016 The CW SXSW Fall TV psychological thriller Mary Poppins Returns Schedule politics Esquire Photos Warner Bros. Comics on TV TBS DC streaming service binge Marvel X-Men YouTube Premium technology Sony Pictures Countdown Ghostbusters 007 psycho dramedy natural history Captain marvel award winner Quiz Nat Geo Song of Ice and Fire mockumentary Pirates series Stephen King Lionsgate Fantasy Reality Competition Hulu Fox News TCA 2017 crime TCM Holidays Rom-Com Heroines singing competition BBC Syfy President 20th Century Fox tv talk Teen biography TNT travel sports DirecTV theme song Sci-Fi NBC richard e. Grant streaming RT History game show YouTube Red Mary poppins Martial Arts PaleyFest zombies disaster Rocketman Summer VICE Election Elton John Country Chernobyl cults Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Winter TV APB FOX jamie lee curtis supernatural Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt cars VH1 Sundance true crime political drama Kids & Family Tarantino Super Bowl Emmy Nominations crime thriller Family YA Opinion period drama Starz BBC America Disney streaming service golden globes Year in Review nature HBO TLC finale Creative Arts Emmys Rocky Calendar