Jim Carrey Will Pine for Ewan McGregor in I Love You Phillip Morris

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Jim Carrey has found the man with whom he'll soon fall in love: Ewan McGregor.

McGregor has signed on as Carrey's romantic lead- seriously! - in I Love You Phillip Morris. The film is described as a "dark comedy" that is based on a true story (and a book by Steve McVicker), that traces the plight of Texas convict Steven Russell, a married father who fell in love with his cellmate.


Here's how Variety explains the premise:

[Russell's] 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.

Carrey and McGregor will start working on the movie this spring.

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