Originally titled ‘I’m With Cancer’ , 50/50 stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Adam a man coming to terms with his cancer, a story based on the movies writter Will Reiser . The dramedy does look fantastic looks a good balance of humour as well as heartbreaking moments which prove how versatile Gordon-Levitt is when it comes to acting. Could this be a runner for next years Oscar awards? The realism and what looks a fantastic performance could possibly see Joseph Gordon -Levitt get that nomination and what we’ve seen of the actor the past year he deserves some recognition.
No word on a UK/Irish date and going by the American release date of September 30th this looks like it’ll be a autumn or early winter release. 50/50 also stars Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston.
Inspired by personal experiences, 50/50 is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star as best friends whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis. Rogen also serves as producer, along with Evan Goldberg and Ben Karlin. Jonathan Levine directs from a script by Will Reiser. “We worked with Will on Da Ali G show, and it was shortly after that we learned he was sick.” Rogen recalls. “As shocking, sad, confusing and generally screwed up as it was; we couldn’t ignore that because we were so ill-equipped to deal with the situation, funny things kept happening. Will got better, and when he did, we thought the best way to pull something good out of the situation was to get him to write a screenplay. Ideally we wanted to make a film that would be as funny, sad, and hopefully as honest as the experience we went through. As soon as the script was completed, it quickly became a passion project for all of us. It helped us come to terms with Will’s struggle as well as our own experiences.” 50/50 is the story of a guy’s transformative and, yes, sometimes funny journey to health. 50/50 draws its emotional core from Will Reiser’s own experience with cancer and reminds us that friendship and love, no matter what bizarre turns they take, are the greatest healers
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