Adding to McGregor's frustration were the attempts to downplay the gayness of the film.
“There was quite a lot of talk at Sundance (in 2009) that ‘Well, it’s not a gay movie. It’s a film about guys who happen to be gay.’ And I was thinking, it’s nothing but a gay movie," declared McGregor.
After wowing audiences at last year's Sundance, "Phillip Morris," didn't get a distribution deal until May. At the time it was slated for a Valentine's Day release -- making McGregor's Disney meddling claim dubious. This past November the release was pushed back to March 26.
Carrey can be an exhausting mugger, and McGregor has made a number of dubious choices over the past decade, but the always funny Leslie Mann plays Carrey's ex-wife and the script is from Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the writing-and-directing team behind "Bad Santa" and the story is, on its face, great. We'll see...