It's taken 8 months for Luc Besson's production company Euracorp to find a romantic lead opposite Jim Carrey but at least they spent the time finding the right guy. Variety say Ewan McGregor will play the object of Carrey's infection in the dark prison comedy I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS from the writers of BAD SANTA. The movie marks their directorial debut and the first time McGregor has worked with Carrey on film. Morris is actually a real life guy who became the subject of obsession from Steven Russell, a married father who took part in one to many con jobs and found himself locked in a Texas prison. Russell attempted to escape the prison on four different occasions after his lover was set free, one time bizarrely faking his own death from AIDS and signing his own death certificate. Neat little cast they have here and I'm anxious to see what this BAD SANTA writing duo can do with the camera. Their script for that hilarious Billy Bob Thornton comedy was razor sharp and Carrey's badly in need of something like this to make him interesting again. This one should begin filming in the Spring.