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Judge Blocks the Release of Jim Carrey’s Gay Prison Movie

Will we ever get to see Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor play jailed, star-crossed lovers on the big screen? Seemingly not! Following a trio of canceled release dates, I Love You Phillip Morris has been slapped with a preliminary injunction blocking the film's release. The problem stems from a lawsuit, filed by French-based EuropaCorp, which produced the movie, against Consolidated Pictures Group, which struck a $3 million deal for Phillip Morris's American distribution rights last year, but then allegedly never paid. In her decision, California District Court Judge Dale Fischer says EuropaCorp will likely win its case and get the movie back. It's a civil suit, though, so neither side will be sent to prison and kissed by Ewan McGregor, sadly.

COURT HALTS 'I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS' RELEASE! WILL THE MOVIE EVER COME OUT? [Esq./HR]

Photo: Consolidated Pictures Group