After reports late last week that Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s “I Love You Phillip Morris” release was delayed indefinitely, Variety is now reporting that the film will open on July 30th and expand the following weekend.
This marks another turn of events in a very rough road to release for “Morris.” Featuring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor as gay lovers, “Morris” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last year, where it failed to get acquired. After much speculation, it finally found a home a few months later. Consolidated Pictures Group, run by Timothy Patrick Cavanaugh, Randall Miller, Jody Savin and James Mancuso, made a “mid-seven figure deal” with EuropaCorp, “Phillp”‘s financier. The company has also made a “significant” P&A commitment.
Last Friday, Los Angeles Times suggested that Consolidated Pictures Group has “indefinitely” postponed the release.
“Movies can sit on the shelf without a distributor for years,” the article read, “but it’s rare for a title with such high-profile stars and a fair dollop of media attention not to see the light of day.”