The Hollywood Reporter says Leslie Mann is joining Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor in the black comedy I Love You Phillip Morris. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the writers behind Bad Santa, are directing.
The story follows a married father (Carrey) who is sent to prison and falls in love with a cellmate named Phillip Morris. His love leads him to make several escape attempts.
Mann will play Carrey’s wife.
Mad Chance’s Andrew Lazar is producing with Far Shariat and Luc Besson is executive producing. Production begins later this month.