Posted on Friday, July 9th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
For the last two years or so, we’ve been reporting on Summit Entertainment’s Untitled Cancer Comedy, which was formerly titled I’m With Cancer. The movie finally has an official title: Live With It, clever eh?
The film is an autobiographical story based on the real experiences of screenwriter Will Reiser, a producer on HBO’s Da Ali G Show and VH1′s Best Week Ever, who was diagnosed with cancer in his mid-20s and successfully battled the disease over several years. Directed by Wackness helmer Jonathan Levine, the film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a 25-year-old who learns he has a rare form of terminal cancer.
His family and friends – from girl-crazy best buddy Kyle (Seth Rogen), to insecure girlfriend Rachael (Bryce Dallas Howard) and overbearing but loving mom (Angelica Huston) – attempt to help him through this process in the best way they know how…which is reflected in some of the most hilarious and bizarre ways ever. It’s about two men dealing with “friendship, love, and survival – in no particular order.”
The film also features Twilight and Up in the Air star Anna Kendrick, Anjelica Huston and Philip Baker Hall.