Jonathan Levine has come on to direct Mandate Pictures’ now untitled cancer comedy, which will star James McAvoy and Seth Rogen. Also joining the film is Anna Kendrick, a recent Golden Globe nominee for her turn in Up in the Air.
Principal photography starts next month in Vancouver. Mandate International will commence pre-sales in Berlin in February.
Kendrick will play a psychologist assigned to a young man (McAvoy) who learns he has cancer. The character is based on the real experiences of screenwriter Will Reiser.