Deadline Hollywood has announced today that the LGBT-inclusive feature film I Love You Phillip Morris will finally hit U.S. and Canadian theaters this December. Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez, this film is a unique love story of a clever conman desperate to reunite with his partner.
Based a on a true story, the film follows conman Steven Jay Russell (Jim Carrey) who falls in love with his prison cell mate, Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). Following Morris' prison release, Russell engages in one outlandish escape attempt after another to be with his partner outside of prison walls.
The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2009 where it garnered a great deal of buzz. It was eventually picked up by Consolidated Pictures Group, who scheduled the film for a Valentine's Day tied release on February 12, 2010. That release date was eventually scratched, as were two others in March and April.
While the film's delayed release frustrated American audiences, it was well-received by critics and audiences abroad, where it grossed around $17 million.
The film has now been picked up by Roadside Attractions, who announced that it will see its U.S. and Canadian release on December 3, just in time for Oscar season.
GLAAD looks forward to the release of this highly-anticipated film, which will bring a highly unique LGBT story to a wide audience.