A while back we told you about Seth Rogen‘s upcoming comedy, I’m with Cancer. It’s a semi-biographical film about a friend of his who battled the disease at a very young age. Scottish actor James McAvoy was cast in the lead role as the cancer-stricken twenty something, with Nicole Holofcener on board to direct. Unfortunately, a few things have changed since the last time we reported on the film including the title, director, and the cast.
At the moment I’m With Cancer has been reduced to being untitled and is now referred to as the “cancer comedy.” Director Holofcener also decided to leave the project over location differences, which put a huge damper on the production. According to THR, The Wackness director Jonathan Levine will take over helming duties instead and actress Anna Kendrick has joined the cast. Kendrick will once again take on a role where her character bites off more than she can chew.
McAvoy stars as a 25-year-old who learns he has cancer, a character based on the real experiences of screenwriter Will Reiser who was diagnosed with cancer in his mid-20s and successfully battled the disease over several years.
In the film, Kendrick will star as a young psychologist assigned to handle the young man’s case despite her lack of real life experience. Wow, a psychiatrist at 23? Amazing. He will be an interesting match up for her as an actress, because McAvoy is talented beyond his years. Rogen will co-produce the film and also appear in a supporting role.
What do you think of Anna Kendrick starring opposite James McAvoy?