The weekend just passed American cinephiles got there chance to catch Jonathan Levine’s comedy Drama 50/50 (formerly called I’ With Cancer) in the cinema’s Lionsgate UK have this afternoon sent us the UK trailer and poster for the same film. The movie stars Joseph Gordon Levitt as Adam a man trying to survive cancer through friendship, survival and finding humour in some of the strangest places, Seth Rogen plays Adams closest friend with the whole film is inspired by the personal experiences of writer Will Reiser. The movie was originally set for a January 6th 2012 release thankfully Lionsgate have given the movie a brand new date of November 25th for UK&Ireland however the movie will make its UK premier this month as part of London Film Festival, so now we have a new trailer!
Great cast behind this one which includes Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston, Philip Baker Hall , the movie has received some fantastic reviews since the film debuted on the festival circuit and even talk of potential Oscar nominations for the flick too making this essential viewing when it arrives next month at a cinema near you!
Lionsgate UK’s 50/50 is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humour in unlikely places, inspired by personal experiences. Golden Globe nominee Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emmy nominee Seth Rogen star as best friends whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis. Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick, Golden Globe nominee Bryce Dallas Howard and Oscar winner Anjelica Huston complete a top-notch starring cast in this warm and uplifting comedy drama which will open in UK cinemas on 25 November 2011.
50/50, the story of a young man’s transformative and sometimes funny journey to health is directed by Jonathan Levine, from a script by Will Reiser, which draws its emotional core from his own experience with cancer. The producers are Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen and Ben Karlin, with Nathan Kahane and Will Reiser as executive producers.
“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.”