Jim Carrey's big gay movie delayed again

Sat. April 10, 2010 12:00 AM by GoPride.com News Staff

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If you weren't lucky enough to see that movie starring Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey on the festival circuit last year, you might never get to see it.

"I Love You Phillip Morris" is the true story of a romance between a former cop named Steven Russell (Carrey) and his eventual cellmate (McGregor). It tracks Russell's transformation from a married straight man who plays the organ at church to a flamboyant gay man in Miami who turns to fraud to pay the bills.

The movie debuted at Sundance and played at Cannes to mixed reviews. The Hollywood Reporter called it "deliciously funny."

Consolidated Pictures Group was supposed to be release it to theaters on April 30; now they say they won't be releasing it any time soon. CPG was formed in 2008 and has not yet released a movie in US theaters.

There is not official reason for the delay. The movie has been released internationally in France, Monaco, Russia, Taiwan, Belgium, Luxembourg, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Japan, United Kingdom, Ireland, Philippines, Czech Republic, Romania, Iceland, Italy and Norway.

The movie is based on the book "I Love You Phillip Morris" by Steve McVicker. The screenplay was written by Glen Ficarra and John Requa, the same folks who brought you "Bad Santa."