This week in Scottish Entertainment / Actor News, Ewan McGregor teams up with Jim Carrey, new trailers for ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and ‘The Last Station’, David Tennant on QI and John Hannah stars in the upcoming Spartacus TV drama. Saba has all the latest:

New international ‘I Love You Phillip Morris’ poster

The Russian poster features Ewan McGregor, and states that the film is set to be released in Russia on February 11, 2010 – the day after its world premiere in France. According to Jim Carrey Online I Love You Phillip Morris will open in Japan on March 13 and has been moved to a March 26 release in the US. The new official Japanese website has been launched as well.

Film synopsis:

Based on a book by Houston Chronicle crime reporter Steve McVicker, the fact-based film casts Carrey as Steven Russell, a married father whose exploits landed him in the Texas criminal justice system. He fell madly in love with his cellmate Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor), who eventually was set free, which led Russell to escape from Texas prisons four times. [Jim Carrey Online]

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James McAvoy to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

James McAvoy will be a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC on Friday, January 8, 2010.


‘The Ghost Writer’ trailer + Ewan McGregor to attend Palm Springs International Film Festival

The new German language trailer for The Ghost Writer (formerly The Ghost) has been unveiled and it features Ewan McGregor. Check it out:

As previously reported I Love You Phillip Morris also starring Ewan McGregor will screen at the 21st Palm Springs International Film Festival. The film will screen on January 14, 2010 and directors Glenn Ficarra, John Requa and Ewan McGregor are set to attend. Here’s the film’s screening schedule:

Thursday, January 14, 7:30 PM – Camelot Theatres, Palm Springs, California
Friday, January 15, 1:30 PM – Camelot Theatres, Palm Springs, California


Cast photos from ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’

Some character stills from Starz’ new series ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’ were released about a week ago. The photos of John Hannah as Batiatus are posted below. You can go here for a look at the full batch of photos. Spartacus: Blood and Sand will premiere on January 22, 2010 at 10pm on Starz in the US.


New ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ trailer

This doesn’t look like an officially released trailer so I’m not sure how long this will stay up. The film stars the voices of Craig Ferguson and Gerard Butler among other Scottish actors. Watch it while you still have a chance.


New trailer and photos from ‘The Last Station’

Check out the new trailer:


The Last Station’s official website has updated its photo gallery and you can head on over to check out tons of new photos of James McAvoy and the rest of the cast.


David Tennant on the QI Christmas special + another bedtime story

David Tennant…on Q.I. (Quite Interesting) along with Bill Bailey, Lee Mack & series regular Alan Davies. Dec 24, 2009.


Parts 2 and 3 here and here.

Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 1/4: Rosie Perez, Switchfoot
Tu 1/5: Patricia Heaton, Carey Mulligan, Yonder Mountain String Band
We 1/6: Ray Romano, Nellie McKay
Th 1/7: Steven Wright, Michelle Monaghan
Fr 1/8: Jason Segel, Shiri Appleby

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