I Love You Phillip Morris will
finally open in the United States and Canada on December 3,
The film stars Jim Carrey and Ewan
McGregor as a pair of star-crossed lovers.
The movie, which premiered at the 2009
Sundance Film Festival in Utah, has already been released in major
markets around the globe and has reached DVD in some regions. But
its U.S. premiere has been postponed four times since February.
Roadside Attractions will take over the
distribution of the film after EuropaCorp, the French movie studio
that owns the film, took Consolidated Pictures Group to court.
EuropaCorp claims Consolidated has not paid the agreed upon $3
million advance for the film.
The film is based on the true story of
Steven Russell (played by Carrey, Liar Liar) and his
improbable transformation from small-town businessman, father and
former cop to gay white-collar criminal and ingenious jailbreaker.
While in prison, Russell falls in love with his cellmate Phillip
Morris (played by McGregor, Star Wars).
A brief 1-minute clip of the movie
released on the Internet in June shows the pair in a romantic
jailhouse embrace. McGregor says “Enough romance, let's fuck” as
he heads down on Carrey. The clip was available to view on various
websites, but EuropaCorp managed to quickly take it down.