Mann's in the plans for 'Morris'


Leslie Mann is joining Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor in the black comedy "I Love You Phillip Morris." Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the scribes behind "Bad Santa," are directing.

The story centers on 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. Luc Besson's EuropaCorp is fully financing, and Besson is executive producing. Production begins later this month.

CAA-repped Mann will next be seen in New Line's "17 Again" opposite Zac Efron and will star in an untitled Judd Apatow project opposite Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen.