January 20, 2009
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The co-directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s I Love You Phillip Morris starring Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann and Rodrigo Santoro premiered on Sunday night at Sundance Film Festival. The indie film is adapted by the directors from author Steve McVicker’s I Love You Phillip Morris: A True Story of Life, Love, & Prison Breaks novel.
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I Love You Phillip Morris is a true story of a conman whose love for a cellmate leads him to make several prison escapes.
John Requa and Glenn Ficarra are repped by Adriana Alberghetti @ Endeavor, attorney Jeff Frankel @ Colden, McKuin & Frankel, and managers Chris Bender and Charlie Gogolak @ Benderspink.
Jim Carrey is repped by Dan Aloni, Kevin Huvane, Richard Lovett and Gregory McKnight @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
Ewan Gordon McGregor is repped by Brandt Joel @ Endeavor, attorney Robert Offer @ Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern and publicist Stephen Huvane @ PMK/HBH Public Relations.
Update: Mr. MCGregor fired his publicist Stephen Huvane @ PMK/HBH Public Relations at the airport after his I Love You Phillip Morris screening and party.
March 29, 2008
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RR Watch: David Mamet’s Redbelt
Synopsis: The story of Mike Terry, a Jiu-jitsu master who has avoided the prize fighting circuit, choosing to instead pursue a life of honor and education by operating a self-defense studio in Los Angeles. Terry’s life is dramatically changed however when he is conned by a cabal of movie stars and promoters. In order to pay off his debts and regain his honor Terry must step into the ring for the first time in his life.
Logline: An American samurai film set in the L.A. fight world about a Jiu-Jitsu master who turned his back on prizefighting to operate a self-defense studio, but is conned by a cabal of celebs and fight promoters to enter the ring in order to regain his honor.
Redbelt stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tim Allen, Emily Mortimer, Alice Braga, Joe Mantegna, Rodrigo Santoro, Ricky Jay, David Paymer, Rebecca Pidgeon, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Randy Couture, John Machado, Dan Inosanto, Enson ‘Yamato Damashii’ Inoue, Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini, Max Martini, Cathy Cahlin Ryan, Bob A Jennings, and Jake M Johnson.