Summit Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Mandate’s comedy formerly titled I’m With Cancer. The film will start shooting later this month in Vancouver.
The studio also announced on Tuesday that Bryce Dallas Howard has joined James McAvoy, Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick in the film, to be directed by Jonathan Levine from a script by Will Reiser.
McAvoy plays a man who learns he has cancer and successfully battles the disease over several years. The character is based on the real experiences of screenwriter Reiser, who won his own fight with cancer in his mid-20s.