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James McAvoy and Seth Rogen to Star in I'm With Cancer

James McAvoy Jumps Aboard Seth Rogen's Cancer Comedy

I know, I know — the words "cancer" and "comedy" don't exactly go together, but Seth Rogen and James McAvoy are ready to make us believe otherwise. The guys are set to star in a film adaptation of Will Reiser's novel, I'm With Cancer. Reiser also wrote the screenplay, which tells the story of his own experience battling and defeating cancer in his 20s. The movie will be directed by Nicole Holofcener, and Rogen will pull double duty as a producer.

McAvoy will star as Reiser's onscreen counterpart, and I have to say that I'm excited to see him return to comedy. He first caught my eye as the wacky brother in Wimbledon (yes, I love that movie and will not be ashamed), but since then it's been mostly heavy stuff like Atonement and The Last King of Scotland. As for Rogen, I just hope he's ready to start answering a lot of questions about why he chose this project right after Funny People — back-to-back comedies about terminal illness?

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lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
sometimes black comedy keeps people in (desperate places) going. i've been the only one laughing in the theater at times. hope this really does the topic justice.
cupcakers cupcakers 7 years
JAMES! i'm excited to see him anything, but this project looks interesting and want to see him in more comedy now
Allyace Allyace 7 years
buckley -- dreamy is exactly how I would describe him too :)
buckley9383 buckley9383 7 years
McAvoy is dreaming... I could watch him do absolutely nothing and be completely entertained.
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
Buzz, I love him in Wimbeldon too! he's so talented and so nice to look at. Seth, on the other hand, I don't really care for; but the movie sounds interesting...
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
Buzz, I love him in Wimbeldon too! he's so talented and so nice to look at. Seth, on the other hand, I don't really care for; but the movie sounds interesting...
spicyaroma spicyaroma 7 years
I LOVE both! I can't wait :D
spicyaroma spicyaroma 7 years
I LOVE both! I can't wait :D
Mariana48 Mariana48 7 years
yey! i love them both! specially james mcavoy whom i havent seen since wanted... i still cant get over his performance in atonement loved him:)
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 7 years
YAYAYAYAY! Love the two!
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 7 years
YAYAYAYAY! Love the two!
McSquish McSquish 7 years
*er um "soft spot" is what I meant ;)
McSquish McSquish 7 years
Ditto! I love James McAvoy! And Seth Rogen . . . always a soft place. I'll have to check out Wimbledon now, so see this "wacky" side!
ana-isabel ana-isabel 7 years
OMG!!!! James McAvoy and Seth Rogen together!!! I can't wait.
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