James McAvoy Set For ‘Cancer’

August 18, 2009 by  
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Wanted star James McAvoy has signed on to star in an untitled cancer comedy produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Ben Karlin.

The project will be directed by Nicole Hofcener, and is an adaptation of the Will Reiser novel ‘I’m With Cancer’, which is based on the screenwriter’s experience with the disease he successfully battled in his mid-20s.

McAvoy will play Reiser’s character, while Reiser will executive produce the film with Mandate president Nathan Kahane.

It will be the first movie Rogen and Goldberg have produced together. They penned and executive produced the Judd Apatow-produced Superbad and Pineapple Express, and are also exec producing forthcoming Michel Gondry flick The Green Hornet.

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