January 20, 2017

“I Love You Phillip Morris”: WGA nod for adapted screenplay

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: The Writers Guild of America threw a major kudo at the largely-overlooked big screen comedy ‘I Love You Phillip Morris’ which stars Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor as lovers who meet in prison.

John Requa & Glenn Ficarra are among the five nominees in the adapted screenplay category for their script which was based on the book by Steven McVicker.

Their competition is ‘127 Hours’ by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy; ‘The Social Network’ by Aaron Sorkin; ‘The Town’ by Peter Craig and Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard and ‘True Grit’ by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen.

The film focuses on a love affair between a con man (Carrey) and his cellmate (McGregor). Carrey’s character commits all kinds of crazy misdeeds, like breaking out of Texas prisons four times, to be with his lover.

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About Greg Hernandez

Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of Greginhollywood.com

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