After Jonathan Levine burst onto the indie scene with All The Boys Love Mandy Lane and The Wackness, I thought that the studios would come calling and we'd be seeing his next film shortly after the 2008 bow of the latter. It's taken more than three years for the director to get his next movie made, but it's looking like it's going to be worth the wait.
The project is called 50/50, though it was once known as I'm With Cancer and even "Untitled Cancer Comedy" before that. It's based on screenwriter Will Reiser's personal experience as he battled the fatal disease at a young age and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Bryce Dallas Howard and more. Because of its balanced tone, relevant subject matter and supposedly wonderful performances, this could be Summit Entertainment's best chance at reliving the Oscar glory it scored with The Hurt Locker just two years ago.
Check out the trailer for the film, which hits theaters September 30th.