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.

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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.

 

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Source: Variety

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.

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Source: THR

Channing Tatum is developing a project titled Ten Year with writer Jamie Linden (Dear John) and Marty Brown and Wyck Godfrey. The film will focus on a bunch of friends who reunite ten years after high school graduation. Jenna Dewan (Step Up), Anna Faris, Chris Pratt, Chris Pine and Scott Porter are also being considering for roles in the film.

Reunion films tend to do quite well at the box office. Adam Sandler recently struck gold with Grown Up, a $160 million domestic hit.

Tatum will next be seen in The Ninth.

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Monterey Park, Calif. -- AMC Theatres (AMC), a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, announces today that the all-digital AMC Atlantic Times Square 14, located in the Atlantic Times Square mixed-use development in Monterey Park, will open to the public on Friday, Aug. 27. The newest theatre in the AMC family will bring the best possible out-of-home entertainment experience to the heart of Monterey Park, including four 3D auditoriums.

To commemorate the grand opening, all guests who visit AMC Atlantic Times Square 14 will receive one free small popcorn with each ticket purchased between Aug. 27 and Sept. 2. Additionally, Monterey Park Mayor Anthony Wong will officially proclaim the opening of AMC Atlantic Times Square 14 at a ticket-tearing ceremony at the theatre on Thursday, Aug 26 at 6:30 p.m.

A movie lover's dream come true, AMC Atlantic Times Square 14 will feature the most current motion picture releases and other types of entertainment, presented in the immersive, big-screen viewing environment of an AMC theatre. Movies opening this weekend at the theatre include Screen Gems' Takers and Lionsgate's The Last Exorcism.

The new, state-of-the-art facility is the first all-digital theatre in the Monterey Park area and is equipped with projectors capable of producing images with more than four times the resolution of HDTV on premium screens that bring guests' favorite stars to life, with some auditoriums boasting screens more than three stories high and 50-feet wide. Moviegoers will enjoy an extensive menu of entertainment choices at AMC Atlantic Times Square 14 as well as guest-focused value programs such as A.M.Cinema®, which provides guests the opportunity to see first-run movies at the best ticket price of the day ($6) before noon, any day of the week.

The theatre is also adorned with AMC's signature design concepts, including celebrity graphic murals, movie quotes inlaid in terrazzo flooring, entertaining directors' series photographs and an expansive concession stand that features:

• Made-to-order food such as chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks and French fries.
• Made-to-order beverages such as espresso, lattes, drip and frozen coffee products and fruit smoothies.
• Free refills for each large popcorn and soft drink purchased.
Guest satisfaction has been the foundation of the AMC experience, where guests have been the stars since our inception in 1920. AMC has a rich history of innovation and has pioneered many of the key industry innovations that make today's entertainment experience more comfortable, convenient and enjoyable, including: the multiplex and North American megaplex concepts, LoveSeat®-style seating, cupholder armrests and online ticketing.
AMC Atlantic Times Square 14 will also showcase modern amenities such as:
• Fourteen auditoriums with approximately 3,000 total seats.
• Stadium seating, with 18-inch risers and 48-inch row spacing for perfectly clear, unobstructed views.
• AMC's exclusive LoveSeat®-style seating featuring "rocking" backs and lifting cupholder armrests.
• Six-channel digital audio for clear, dynamic distortion-free audio and lifelike special effects.
• Pre-show entertainment with a first-look access to movies, television, music, sports and advertising.
• Advance credit card tickets sales by phone or online at www.amctheatres.com.
• Three automated box offices for easy ticket purchasing and advance ticket order pick-up.
Located at the corner of Atlantic Boulevard and Hellman Street in Monterey Park, AMC Atlantic Times Square 14 is the entertainment anchor of Atlantic Times Square and is located at the southeast end of the development, just off Highway 10. There is free, covered parking in the garage underneath the theatre. Additional information about the grand opening can be found here.

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