After becoming open about his homosexuality, a local Texas policeman turns to cons and fraud, all for the sake of love.
A red band trailer for "I Love You Phillip Morris" has been made available for viewing pleasure to remind people of the upcoming U.S. release. Consolidated Pictures Group will distribute it in limited U.S. theaters on December 3 after they scrapped initial plans to drop it in April reportedly because of public's reaction to the film's sexual content.
In the movie, Jim Carrey portrays Steven Russell, a local Texas policeman who is happily married to Debbie (Leslie Mann). But a car accident provokes a dramatic reassessment of his life. He becomes open about his homosexuality. His new lifestyle apparently costs him a lot of money and turns him into a conman.
His actions land himself in Texas' prison, where he meets and falls in love with a sensitive fellow inmate Phillip Morris, played by Ewan McGregor. What ensues can only be described as a relentless quest as Russell attempts escape after escape and executes con after con, all in the name of love.
"I Love You Phillip Morris" is adapted from a book by Steve McVicker entitled "I Love You Phillip Morris: A True Story of Life, Love, and Prison Breaks". Glenn Ficarra and John Requa team up to direct it as well as to write the screenplay.