Nearly a year after it suffered the indignity of a workers strike during the Cannes Film Festival – where its Directors Fortnight screening was interrupted when the local electric company shut off power – the Jim Carrey/Ewan McGregor-starrer I Love You Phillip Morris now may not get to see the light of day at all.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Consolidated Pictures Group has postponed the release, possibly indefinitely.
The film premiered at Sundance in 2009 and was originally set to be released March 26. But about a month before then, Consolidated delayed the release date to April 30.
According to the LAT, a spokeswoman for the film confirmed that the movie has been delayed again and in fact won’t be coming out at the end of the month. She added that there is no release date scheduled at this time.
The movie focuses on a love affair between a con man (Carrey) and his cellmate (McGregor) and drew mixed reviews on the festival circuit. But it did find many supporters.
CPG picked up the title after it failed to find a buyer at Sundance. The acquisition, notes the LAT, gave hope to some that the independent distribution market wasn’t as bleak as some said, but the postponement suggests that it may be that bleak after all.