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"I Love You Phillip Morris" Distribution Status14 Mar 2009
By Nicola West (Editor/Writer (UK))
For those of you losing sleep over the distribution status of "I Love You Phillip Morris", news came through this week to let you rest more easily.
'Variety' is reporting that the film is currently in distribution talks and has been taken off the open market!
One of the highlights of January's Sundance festival, 'I Love you Philip Morris' premiered to rave reviews, so it was a shock to the industry to learn of its difficulties securing a USA distribution deal.
Produced by EuropaCorp the nine-year-old production and distribution company founded by producer-writer-director Luc Besson and Pierre Ange Le Pogam, "I Love You Phillip Morris" opened to lots of buzz at Sundance, but the dark comedy starring Jim Carrey as a gay con man and Ewan McGregor as his cellmate lover, didn't find a U.S. distributor at the festival.
Nearly two months later, CAA and Endeavor are closing in on a U.S. distribution deal. The $18 million pic was financed through foreign presales.
"Our focus is to make the best possible films that we'd want to watch and give our American partners their money's worth," says Besson.
-- Source: Variety. With thanks to cotton. Click to comment this article.
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