Court injunction delays ‘I Love You Phillip Morris’ U.S. release for the fifth time

The U.S. release of Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor’s gay love story, I Love You Phillip Morris, has been postponed once again.

Originally screened at Sundance in January 2009, the indie comedy was scheduled to be released this year in February… then in March, then April 30, then July 30, and now it won’t even make that summer release date due to a court injunction.

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.

Trade newspaper The Hollywood Reporter said the film is likely to be in cinemas in October, instead of July.

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