Smooching Ewan McGregor a Dream for Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor were on hand for Sunday’s premiere of their upcoming romantic comedy—which, yes, is a romance between their two characters—at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.
I Love You, Phillip Morris is the true story of con man Steven Russell, played by Carrey, who winds up in jail and falls in love with fellow prisoner Phillip Morris (McGregor). Steven winds up providing a high-end lifestyle for Morris by secretly passing himself off as a lawyer and CFO.
In real life, Russell is still serving a life sentence in Texas. Once Morris was released, Russell escaped prison four times rather than be separated from his love.
But, let’s cut to the chase—what did Jim Carrey, 47, think of locking lips with McGregor, 37?
“The most outlandish things in the movie are the true things,” director Glenn Ficarra said at a separate screening attended by the Times.
“We had to make up the mundane parts… The hot pants escape was absolutely real.“
Hmmm. Hot pants escaping? Sounds more like “The Lady GaGa Story.”
With no U.S. release date set, I Love You, Phillip Morris is expected to be in theaters sometime before the summer.
Carrey’s current film, Yes Man, has grossed $93.5 million so far at the U.S. box office.