Summit to Release Cancer Comedy 50/50 Starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt This September

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The long talked about Seth Rogen-starred “cancer comedy”, previously called I’m With Cancer, finally has a title and a release date. Summit plans to release 50/50 on September 30th of this year. This is fantastic news (via Variety) given the caliber of talent of the film’s cast which includes Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Angelica Huston and Phillip Baker Hall. Based on screenwriter Will Reiser’s own experiences getting cancer in his 20’s, the film was originally set to star James McAvoy in the lead role until the actor had to bow out for personal reasons. Gordon-Levitt stepped in to take on the lead after McAvoy left. Jonathan Levin (The Wackness) directed the dramedy.

With a September release date, one might expect the film to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival as that usually runs during the second week of September.  It would be a great way to get some buzz right before coming out.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Replaces James McAvoy in Untitled Cancer Comedy

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MTV reports that James McAvoy has unfortunately dropped out of Jonathan Levine’s (The Wackness) untitled cancer comedy co-starring Seth Rogen.  But in for McAvoy is the highly talented Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  McAvoy apparently had to bow out for personal reasons, which is a shame since when he spoke to Steve during the press junket for The Last Station, he seemed really excited about doing the film.  But anyone who’s familiar with Gordon-Levitt’s work can knows he’s up for handling the role and that he’s a strong addition to this cast, which also includes Bryce Dallas Howard and Oscar-nominee Anna Kendrick.

Originally titled I’m With Cancer, the film is based on the real-life experience of screenwriter Will Reiser and his diagnosis and battle with the disease during his 20s.

Hit the jump to read a statement from Rogen (who is also a producer on the film) on the change-up.

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