Summit Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Mandate Pictures’ comedy Untitled Seth Rogen/James McAvoy Project.
Formerly known as I’m With Cancer, the film also stars Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick and new cast member Bryce Dallas Howard. Jonathan Levine (pictured), whose credits include The Wackness and All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, will direct from Will Reiser’s screenplay.
Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Ben Karlin are producing and Reiser serves as executive producer alongside Mandate Pictures president Nathan Kahane.
Principal photography is set to commence in Vancouver this month and Lionsgate is handling international sales at the EFM in Berlin.
Sources said the story was about two men dealing with “friendship, love, and survival – in no particular order.” Howard and Kendrick play the love interests.
“It’s rare to find a script that has you laughing and crying in equal measure or a cast and director as perfectly suited to get the tone of this unique and moving film as perfectly right,” Summit’s president of production Erik Feig said.
Feig and Summit’s senior vice-president of acquisitions and co-productions Michael Schaefer will oversee the project for the studio. Nicole Brown will oversee for Mandate Pictures.
Levine recently signed on to direct Summit’s upcoming Warm Bodies and is represented by CAA and Ragna Nervik Management. McAvoy, Rogen, Reiser, Goldberg and Karlin are represented by UTA.