Sunday 19 November 2017

Jim: Are you man enough for Morris?

Jim Carrey asked his Twitter followers if they were 'man enough' for his new film
Jim Carrey asked his Twitter followers if they were 'man enough' for his new film

Jim Carrey has asked his Twitter followers if they are "man enough" to see his new movie after its US release date was pushed back.

Comedy drama I Love You Phillip Morris - already on release in the UK - co-stars Ewan McGreogor and is based on the true story of a gay con artist who continually breaks out of jail to see his boyfriend.

The movie was due to be released in the US on April 30, but Variety reports it will now be shown in cinemas on limited release from July 30, and begin expanding on August 6.

Jim tweeted at the weekend: "I Love You Phillip Morris', TRUE STORY of gay conman who'd do anything for love, 'comes out' this fall! Question is, are you man enough?!"

Consolidated Pictures Group is distributing the film.

Variety reports the film has been plagued with distribution distress since premiering at Sundance in 2009, largely because of the film's challenging subject matter.

Written by Bad Santa scribes Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, Jim stars as married conman Phillip Morris who falls in love with his cellmate, played by Ewan.

The film is is based on the life of con artist Steven Jay Russell, who is currently serving a life sentence in jail in complete isolation after he succeeded in escaping from jail several times. On one occasion he managed to fake the symptoms of Aids so he could be transferred to the hospital wing and then walked out of prison disguised as a doctor.

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