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Jim Carrey cosies up to Ewan McGregor

2010-11-24 10:20:44 GMT2010-11-24 18:20:44 (Beijing Time)

Jim Carrey cosies up to Ewan McGregor, in their new movie, 'I Love You Phillip Morris'.

The comedy drama tells the true story of Steven Russell, a conman portrayed by Carrey, who falls in love with his fellow prison inmate, Phillip Morris, played by McGregor.

Steven's devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts him to attempt one impossible con after another.

SOUNDBITE: Jim Carrey, actor, saying (English)

"It's a story about a conman who's just trying to prove his worth to himself, his whole life. He's adopted, he was rejected by his real parents and he falls in love with his, a person in prison and falls so deeply in love in fact, that when that person's released from prison he escapes from prison several times in really unique ways and this is all a true story. It really is an amazing story."

At the film's New York screening, Carrey joked about cuddling up to his co-star.

SOUNDBITE: Jim Carrey, actor, saying (English)

"He's wonderful. I mean, I'm not sure how crazy cuddly we got in the picture. We got a little bit - I mean he's an easy guy to get along with, so I just basically suspended the part that has anything to do with the identifying or labeling, and said, 'this is the person I love'."

The film made it's debut at the Sundance Film festival almost two years ago, but its release date was pushed back because of distribution problems.

Carrey admits some people advised him against taking on the role.

SOUNDBITE: Jim Carrey, actor, saying (English)

"There was one or two people that in the works that were like, I'm not sure you want to do this scene, are you sure you want to do this scene? And I said, absolutely, let's go man."

'I Love You Phillip Morris' opens in select theaters across North America on December 3rd.


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