Phillip Morris Is Rescued

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August 27, 2010 | 11:20am EST

Jim Carrey and Ewan Mcgregor’s heavily delayed film I Love You Phillip Morris is finally set to hit U.S. cinemas following the resolution of a long-running legal battle over the movie.

The comedy tells the story of a married man, played by Carrey, who discovers he’s gay and embarks on a crime spree which lands him in jail where he falls in love with a fellow inmate, played by McGregor.

The film has been hit with a series of delays as movie bosses became embroiled in legal wrangling over the film’s finances, but a lawsuit between executives at French film studio EuropaCorp, which produced the picture, and bosses at distribution firm Consolidated has now been resolved.

The American release rights have been sold to a distribution company and the movie has been given a release date of 3 December.

Howard Cohen, co-president of Roadside Attractions, the company which acquired the rights, tells, “This is a film that everyone has been talking about and we’re thrilled it became available again.”