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Exclusive Debut: Trailer for Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor's Gay Prison Romance 'I Love You Phillip Morris'


I think I've been following the news of this film for more than three years now. After a rocky road to distribution, it's finally making it to screens in limited release on December 3rd, to expand throughout the month. 

This morning I present the exclusive debut of the red band trailer for the film (warning: it has a couple brief moments that are probably not safe for work).

Here's the plot synopsis from the filmmakers (it's based on a true story): "Steven Russell (Jim Carrey) leads a seemingly average life -- an organ player in the local church, happily married to Debbie (Leslie Mann), and a member of the local police force. That is until he has a severe car accident that leads him to the ultimate epiphany: he's gay and he's going to live life to the fullest -- even if he has to break the law to do it. Taking on an extravagant lifestyle, Steven turns to cons and fraud to make ends meet and is eventually sent to the State Penitentiary where he meets the love of his life, a sensitive, soft-spoken man named Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts him to attempt (and often succeed at) one impossible con after another."

It's based on the book of the same name by Steve McVicker.

Watch (warning: brief nsfw moments), AFTER THE JUMP...

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Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor Gay Prison Romance Gets Release


Looks like I Love You Phillip Morris will finally see screen time, during the holiday season:

"Roadside Attractions has set a December 3 release date...The deal ends a prolonged odyssey for I Love You Phillip Morris to find its way to movie screens here. Financed by Luc Besson's EuropaCorp, the film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and opened on schedule internationally, grossing around $17 million. Besson’s hopes to see the film get a simultaneous domestic release turned into a nightmare. The film’s original distributor, Consolidated Pictures Group, missed the original February 12 release date, and two other slots--March 26 and April 30--were also scratched."

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Jim Carrey - Ewan McGregor Prison Romance Pushed Again


The Jim Carrey - Ewan McGregor gay prison romance that you may never see has just been delayed again:

"California District Court Judge Dale Fischer has delayed the release because of a row between producers and distributors. French studio EuropaCorp claims Consolidated Pictures owes $3m (£2m)...Once the movie was was screened at the Sundance Film Festival last year, Consolidated bought the rights to distribute it in the US. However, EuropaCorp said it never received the agreed advance that it claimed Consolidated said it would pay last year. Despite an apparent agreement, which allowed Consolidated to pay the money in three separate instalments, EuropaCorp said it is yet to receive any cash. In April the French studio filed legal action against Consolidated alleging breach of contract and copyright infringement. Consolidated argued that EuropaCorp had not delivered the film on time and had breached its agreement by entering into distribution agreements."

Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor's Sex Scenes Locked up

I Love You Phillip Morris, the long-postponed gay prison romance which was due for release at the end of March, and then delayed till April, has been incarcerated indefinitely.

Phillipmorris  The L.A. Times reports:

"Now a spokeswoman for the film confirms that the movie has been delayed again and in fact won't be coming out at the end of the month. She adds that there is no release date scheduled at this time. The movie, which comes from 'Bad Santa' writers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa and focuses on a love affair between a con man (Carrey) and his cellmate (Ewan McGregor, playing the titular Phillip Morris), drew mixed reviews on the festival circuit. But it did have its champions, who admired Carrey's willingness to take on difficult (and partly true) subject matter Movies can sit on the shelf without a distributor for years, but it's rare for a title with such high-profile stars and a fair dollop of media attention not to see the light of day."

Was it the graphic sex?

Oh, just release it to DVD and put it out of its misery.

(via movieline)

Ewan McGregor Fancies Full Frontal Nudity

Ewan McGregor talks to OUT magazine about how much he enjoys nudity and pushing the limits of sexuality on screen:

Ewan  “I always try not to limit myself in all respects. Sexuality is just one of them. I could understand saying ‘I would never do gratuitous nudity.’ Wait. No. I probably would. I’d probably be quite happy to. I remember getting a kind of rush out of [going full frontal] that first time, a slight feeling of power about it, you know?”

McGregor also reveals that he shot two takes of a fellatio scene on Jim Carrey in the upcoming film I Love You Phillip Morris: "There were two alternatives. There was the spit, and there was a really nice slow swallow, where I look at him and just do a loud swallow. I really like that one, but I guess they went for the more obvious spit over the side.”

McGregor recently told the L.A. Times that he "quite liked kissing Jim Carrey" in the film.

He also recently dashed suggestions that it's not a gay movie:

"Y'know there was a lot of talk about it at Sundance about it not being a 'gay movie.' Well, I think it is a gay movie. Of course it's a gay movie. It's about two gay men or three gay men, y'know? And a man whose relationships are with men. And although the humor isn't born out of the fact it's about gay men, it's a funny movie. Y'know, I never wanted to be worried about the fact that it's a gay story because it is. I hope they locked it that way. You can imagine that the people who deal with such things going, 'Oh, let's make sure people don't think it's a gay movie and y'know that won't sell.' But of course it is, and it's a good film."


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