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McGregor Carrey's Love Interest

Published December 18, 2007 in Casting Update
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of WireImage, Variety.
Ewan McGregor Ewan McGregor
Usually when we discuss a 'romantic lead' we are talking about the opposite sex. This is not the case for I Love You Phillip Morris. After casting Jim Carrey early fall for the film, Luc Besson's EuropaCorp have only just found his romantic interest today.

Who is it? No, not Renee Zellweger. No, not Kate Winslet.

Enough guesses, it's Ewan McGregor.


Ewan McGregor for I Love You Phillip Morris


I Love You Phillip Morris follows a fact-based tale about Steven Russell (Carrey), a married father whose conman ways introduced him to the Texas prison system. There, he fell in love with cellmate Phillip Morris.

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.


Bad Santa scribes Glenn Ficarra and John Requa will make their directing debut off a script they wrote, which they based on a book by Houston Chronicle crime reporter Steve McVicker.

Production on I Love You Phillip Morris will begin this spring.

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