Phillip Morris Finds Release On A Roadside

Roadside Attractions and Liddell Entertainment have acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to the Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor-led black comedy “I Love You Phillip Morris”.

“Bad Santa” filmmakers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa helmed the based on a true story feature about a charismatic conman who escapes the Texas prison system on four separate occasions and is in love with his cellmate.

The film’s unapologetically edgy comedy and showcasing an affectionate gay male relationship at its heart has lead to some divided though generally positive reaction at its festival premiere and in subsequent international releases.

Consolidated Pictures picked up the film in 2009 and postponed the film’s release several times, leading to a legal battle with producers EuropaCorp.

EuropaCorp scored back the rights and have now locked in a deal with Roadside who will give the film a limited release on December 3rd.