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Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "cancer comedy" gets a release date and a new title

02.18.2011
We haven't heard much about Jonathan Levine's pending "cancer comedy" starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt - formerly known as I'M WITH CANCER and LIVE WITH IT - for about a year. But now, Summit Entertainment has finally announced a release date for the picture as well as a brand new title: 50/50.

The film, to be released on September 30th this year, is written by television producer Will Reiser and is based on his own experiences battling the terrible disease. But while the subject tends to be dour unless we're wishing it upon people we dislike and/or disagree with on the internet, the comedy will approach it in a fun and bittersweet way. JGL plays the afflicted while Rogen stars as his close friend (who in real life was there when Reiser went through the ordeal). Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Anjelica Huston round out the rest of the pretty terrific cast.

Along with multiple title changes, 50/50 also changed leads early last year. James McAvoy (soon to be seen as a young, walking Professor X) was originally slated to play the cancer-stricken 20-something before bowing out for personal reasons. JGL then took the lead with McAvoy's blessing, and the rest... well, you just read it!
Extra Tidbit: That's quite the sexy picture of Rogen and Levitt, huh?
Source: TheWrap

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5:15PM on 02/18/2011

Sounds GReat!

This movie sounds great i love anything with JGL and i love Seth Rogen despite what other people think (Overrated. NEVER!!) i really wish 50/50 was not the title though as i think that is really boring and lame. Im WIth Cancer was a great title i think it could have marketed it better with that title.
This movie sounds great i love anything with JGL and i love Seth Rogen despite what other people think (Overrated. NEVER!!) i really wish 50/50 was not the title though as i think that is really boring and lame. Im WIth Cancer was a great title i think it could have marketed it better with that title.
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12:32PM on 02/18/2011

Wait a second...

Thats not seth rogen. he has a bigger rack then that
Thats not seth rogen. he has a bigger rack then that
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12:24PM on 02/18/2011

A comedy about having cancer?

Has it been 22.3 years already?
Has it been 22.3 years already?
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11:52AM on 02/18/2011
I wonder which of Rogen's many facets we'll see in this one . . .
I wonder which of Rogen's many facets we'll see in this one . . .
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11:21AM on 02/18/2011
I'm guessing that at recent test screening the comments included "the title is way too normal. I can absolutely picture it being on a poster at my local cinema and I'd prefer something that sounds really lame."
I'm guessing that at recent test screening the comments included "the title is way too normal. I can absolutely picture it being on a poster at my local cinema and I'd prefer something that sounds really lame."
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9:48AM on 02/18/2011

EXTRA TIDBIT

Rogens complete physical opposite..? :)

Rogens complete physical opposite..? :)

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11:08AM on 02/18/2011
That would be....the joke....
That would be....the joke....
11:24AM on 02/18/2011
Yes, well, at least I'm trying. Why so serious ?
Yes, well, at least I'm trying. Why so serious ?
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