James McAvoy to Star in Cancer Comedy


James McAvoy (Wanted) will star in Mandate’s untitled cancer comedy that Nicole Holofcener will direct, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Formerly titled I’m With Cancer, the project is being produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Ben Karlin and will begin principal photography in January.

McAvoy stars as a 25-year-old who learns he has cancer. It’s a character based on the real experiences of screenwriter Will Reiser, who was diagnosed with the disease in his mid-20s and successfully battled it over several years.

Rogen also has a role in the film.