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Carrey Loves Ewan

12.18.2007

Jim Carrey has found the love interest for his next film and it's probably not who you'd expect. Ewan McGregor has signed on to play the object of Carrey's affection in the upcoming comedy I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS. In the film Carrey will star as a conman sentenced to prison in Texas. There he meets his cellmate, Phillip Morris, who he falls in love with. Morris is released and Carrey spends the rest of his days orchestrating ways to get out of jail to be with him. MORRIS will mark the directorial debut of writers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa who previously wrote BAD SANTA. They wrote the script based on the real life story of Steven Russell. Carrey is currently filming YES MAN with Zooey Deschanel and will then begin work on A CHRISTMAS CAROL, the mocap animated film for Robert Zemeckis. A spring start is scheduled for MORRIS with Luc Besson's EuropaCorp fully financing the film. Carrey can be heard in March in the Fox animated film HORTON HEARS A WHO.

Extra Tidbit: The Discovery Channel previously aired a special on the exploits of Russell.
Source: Variety

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