Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey to Make Love in Prison


In June I reported that Jim Carrey was to star as Steven Russell in the film adaptation of the Steve McVicker novel I Love You Philip Morris about a married father/conman who finds himself in the Texas prison system where he falls in love with his cellmate Phillip Morris. The romance prompted four escape attempts and a lifetime jail sentence for Russell.

CarreyVariety reports that Ewan McGregor has signed on to play Philip Morris: “Mad Chance’s Andrew Lazar will produce with Far Shariat. Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp is fully financing, and Besson is exec producer…Glenn Ficarra and John Requa wrote the script, based on a book by Houston Chronicle crime reporter Steve McVicker. Production will begin in spring, once Carrey completes starring in “A Christmas Carol,” playing multiple roles in the Robert Zemeckis-directed performance-capture film for Disney.”

Of Russell, Variety writes: “His 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.”

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  1. Sebastian says

    That’s would have to be one gross scene if they actually show any prison man on man loving, if I saw it , I would probably rush to one of those fix the gay places, or ask for 144 years of never seeing a movie again!

  2. Gregg says

    Nooooooooooo! I adore Ewan. But Jim Carrey??!! Oh my god. I don’t want to see that. The thought of McGregor’s beautiful manhood engulfed by that… that… mouth! Make it stop!

  3. Joshua says

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..and here all this time I thought I was the only certifibly Jim Carrey hater.
    I love Ewan and would rather see him kiss the ass of a dead, hairy truck driver than any part of Carrey.
    (though Ewan may not agree with me on that one…..lol)

  4. anon (gmail.com) says

    I doubt they will do anything close to kissing on camera. It will be played for laughs.

  5. WizardBoy says

    The book is not humorous. It is factual and boring and poorly written in parts (repetitive phrasing). Plus it has repetitive phrasing and is boring. (get it?) But it has its interesting PARTS. Not much gay action, but the guy is bisexual, married, with a kid, and divorced, and had gay romances BEFORE he went to prison and BEFORE he became a conman. So if you can get over the repetition and boring parts, there’s some interesting crap in it. Again, it is not a comedy.