Jeremy Renner will star alongside Tom Cruise in Paramount's Mission: Impossible 4. The project will be directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles) and produced by J.J. Abrams. M:I 4 hits theaters on December 16, 2011.
Renner is on the rise in a major way after starring in The Hurt Locker. The September he'll be seen opposite Ben Affleck in The Town, and he recently landed a gig as Hawkeye in Marvel's Avengers movie, which is due in 2012.
I Love You Phillip Morris will be distributed in the United States by Roadside Attraction on December 3. The film stars Jim Carrey as a married man who falls in love with his cellmate (played by Ewan McGregor) and tries to break out of prison to be with him.
Phillip Morris has had a tough time making its way to American theaters. It was originally set to open on February 12, then March 26 and April 30.
The official release:
LOS ANGELES -- Roadside Attractions and Liddell Entertainment have acquired U.S. and Canadian rights from EuropaCorp to I LOVE YOU PHIILLIP MORRIS, co-directed and co-written by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (co-writers of BAD SANTA), based on the non-fiction book by former Houston Chronicle investigative reporter Steve McVicker, and starring Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann and Rodrigo Santoro. The eagerly-anticipated film, produced by Andrew Lazar and Far Shariat with Luc Besson as executive producer, has been a buzz-worthy title since world premiering at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, screening as part of Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival and opening to huge critical-acclaim internationally. The North American deal was announced jointly by Howard Cohen, Co-President of Roadside Attractions and Mickey Liddell of Liddell Entertainment. Roadside Attractions plans a December 3, 2010 release.
"Audiences who know this is from the creators of Bad Santa will be thrilled that it's as outrageous as they'd expect," said Liddell, who partnered with Roadside Attractions in releasing Chris Rock's GOOD HAIR in 2009. "It's a true-life, daring, crazy love story with fascinating lead performances by Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor"
"Jim and Ewan once again prove themselves to be among the rare group of A-list actors who take the risks, embrace them and wildly succeed," added Cohen. "This is a film that everyone has been talking about, and we're thrilled it became available again, as we had been in hot pursuit of it at Sundance and were disappointed it was one that got away."
I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS is the improbable but true story of a spectacularly charismatic conman's journey from small-town businessman to flamboyant white-collar criminal, who repeatedly finds himself in trouble with the law and on the lam, brilliantly escaping from the Texas prison system on four separate occasions - all in the name of love.
EuropaCorp. was represented by CAA and WME, and the deal negotiated by Howard Cohen and attorney Greg Bernstein on behalf of Roadside Attractions and Liddell and attorney Robert Darwell of Shephard Mullin on behalf of Liddell Entertainment.
NEW YORK -- Academy Award® winning director, writer, producer and actor Quentin Tarantino will sit in the hot-seat for the 2010 Friars Club Roast, to be held on Friday, October 1st, at The New York Hilton. As well as Samuel L. Jackson acting as "Roastmaster," fellow "roasters" and guests on the dais will include Kathy Griffin, Pam Grier, Neve Campbell, Michael Madsen, Eli Roth, Patricia Arquette, Rob Schneider, Uma Thurman, Harvey Weinstein, Sarah Silverman, Rosario Dawson, Bob Weinstein, Michelle Rodriguez, among others.
"Quentin Tarantino will join a small group of entertainers who have been brave enough to sit in the hot-seat and be roasted by their peers. Having seen Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill, I can only pray that he understands that we only roast the ones we love," jokes Friars Club Dean Freddie Roman.
Among those who have been roasted by the legendary club, Humphrey Bogart, WC Fields, Lucille Ball, Sammy David, Jr., Johnny Carson, Richard Pryor, Bruce Willis, Whoopi Goldberg, among others.
Tarantino's critically acclaimed films include Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Reservoir Dogs and Inglourious Basterds - the 2009 critically acclaimed, worldwide box-office hit starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, and Diane Kruger. In addition, to winning an Oscar®, Tarantino has garnered Golden Globe, SAG, and the prestigious Palme D'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
Says Samuel L. Jackson, "I'm excited Quentin asked me to be the Roastmaster at his Friars Club Roast. Having known Quentin as long as I have now, there are many stories I've kept tucked away for a moment like this. I'm not so sure he won't regret asking me once the afternoon is over!"
The Friars Club was founded in 1904 as a meeting place for entertainers and over the years has achieved legendary status. Its membership includes the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Lucille Ball, Barbra Streisand, John Travolta and Milton Berle. The Friars Club "Monastery" is headquartered in Midtown Manhattan in a classic townhouse and is a haven for entertainers young and old.
Steve Carell will star in and produce A Boyfriend for My Wife, a remake of an Argentine romantic comedy. The project is being housed at Warner Bros., and Mark Gibson and Phil Halprin (Snow Dogs) are penning the script. A Boyfriend for My Wife follows a man who tries to get his wife to fall for someone else in order to get out of his marriage.
Carell will next be seen alongside an impressive ensemble that includes Julianne Moore, Marisa Tomei and Kevin Bacon in Crazy, Stupid, Love. That film is set to open on April 22, 2011.