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"I Love You Phillip Morris" gets December 3 release26 Aug 2010
By Priya Baboota (Web correspondent)
Jim Carrey's much awaited "I Love You Phillip Morris" has finally got a new U.S. distributor and the movie has been set for a December 3 release date. Roadside Attractions and Liddell Entertainment have acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to "I Love You Phillip Morris".
The movies original distributor, Consolidated Pictures Group, missed the original February 12 release date, and two other slots--March 26 and April 30--were also scratched. After that it was planned to be released on July 30, but Besson and producers Andrew Lazar and Far Shariat had seen enough and searched for a new distributor.
The new release can be good, just in time for Oscars.
Read the full press release:
Roadside Attractions and Liddell Entertainment have acquired U.S. and Canadian rights from EuropaCorp to I LOVE YOU PHIILLIP MORRIS, co-directed and co-written by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (co-writers of BAD SANTA), based on the non-fiction book by former Houston Chronicle investigative reporter Steve McVicker, and starring Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann and Rodrigo Santoro. The eagerly-anticipated film, produced by Andrew Lazar and Far Shariat with Luc Besson as executive producer, has been a buzz-worthy title since world premiering at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, screening as part of Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival and opening to huge critical-acclaim internationally. The North American deal was announced jointly by Howard Cohen, Co-President of Roadside Attractions and Mickey Liddell of Liddell Entertainment. Roadside Attractions plans a December 3, 2010 release.
“Audiences who know this is from the creators of Bad Santa will be thrilled that it’s as outrageous as they’d expect,” said Liddell, who partnered with Roadside Attractions in releasing Chris Rock’s GOOD HAIR in 2009. “It’s a true-life, daring, crazy love story with fascinating lead performances by Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor”
“Jim and Ewan once again prove themselves to be among the rare group of A-list actors who take the risks, embrace them and wildly succeed,” added Cohen. “This is a film that everyone has been talking about, and we’re thrilled it became available again, as we had been in hot pursuit of it at Sundance and were disappointed it was one that got away.”
I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS is the improbable but true story of a spectacularly charismatic conman’s journey from small-town businessman to flamboyant white-collar criminal, who repeatedly finds himself in trouble with the law and on the lam, brilliantly escaping from the Texas prison system on four separate occasions – all in the name of love.
EuropaCorp. was represented by CAA and WME, and the deal negotiated by Howard Cohen and attorney Greg Bernstein on behalf of Roadside Attractions and Liddell and attorney Robert Darwell of Shephard Mullin on behalf of Liddell Entertainment.
-- Source: Deadline.com. With thanks to FavaBeans. Click to comment this article.
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