I Love You Phillip Morris had originally been scheduled to open March 26, but now Consolidated Picture Group has rescheduled its limited American release to April 30. The film will then be expanded in the first two weeks of May:
Written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa ("Bad Santa"), "Phillip" tells the story of a married conman (Jim Carrey) who falls in love with his cellmate, played by Ewan McGregor. Pic co-stars Leslie Mann.
"Phillip" will face off with Warner Bros.' wide release of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" remake, as well as Summit's Brendan Fraser-comedy "Furry Vengeance" about a real estate developer who battles local forest animals after a proposed housing development threatens their home. [Variety via Best of Ewan]
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The Ghost Writer opened with $179,000 on just four screens over the weekend.