Seth Rogen Calls Upon James McAvoy for a Cancer-Comedy

Recently, Seth Rogen starred in Funny People, about how Adam Sandler's character was told he had cancer. Apparently Rogen liked the concept of "cancer-comedy" enough, since him, Ben Karlin and writing partner Evan Goldberg are all producing a comedy about (surprise) a guy who is diagnosed with cancer. The Hollywood Reporter is saying that now they've graced James McAvoy with the lead role. Various sources are guessing that Rogen is going ahead with this idea because he wants to "follow in the footsteps" of his "mentor", Judd Apatow. And they act like that's a bad thing! Every comedy writer/director thinks of Judd Apatow when doing whatever it is they're doing; the difference with Rogen is that he has experience with him. This being the first movie that he'll solely produce (he has the tendency to star in whatever he does), I'm With Cancer (the title) could be his Cable Guy.

McAvoy I thought was fantastic in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe as well as last year's surprise smash Wanted. Making the transition to doing funny movies reminds me of Robert Downey Jr. Great actor and can do both drama (The Soloist) and comedy (Tropic Thunder). Iron Man could easily pass for either. No official writer, director or release date has been announced.

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