Flush with Twilight money, Summit Entertainment has landed North American rights to Mandate Pictures’ dramedy I’m With Cancer. While that’s just the working title, the film starts production this month in Vancouver with Seth Rogen, James McAvoy, Anna Kendrick and Bryce Dallas Howard as the leads. Being directed by Jonathan Levine (The Wackness), the film is based on writer Will Reiser’s own experiences getting cancer in his 20’s. McAvoy plays Adam (the main character) and Kendrick will play Katherine, a psychologist who helps Adam deal with getting cancer. Bryce Dallas Howard apparently plays another love interest and Rogen essentially plays himself.
“It’s rare to find a script that has you laughing and crying in equal measure or a cast and director as perfectly suited to get the tone of this unique and moving film as perfectly right,” Summit’s president of production Erik Feig said.