Seth Rogen Picks Up Will Reiser's I'm With Cancer Project
by Alex Billington
October 10, 2008
Will Reiser's autobiographical comedy I'm With Cancer has been picked up by Mandate Pictures for Seth Rogen and writing partner Evan Goldberg to produce. The script is about Reiser's struggle to beat cancer, with a story centering on a 25-year-old who finds out he has the disease. Reiser was a producer for a few HBO and VH1 shows, including "Da Ali G Show". Rogen will have a supporting role in the film and I'm guessing Mandate will look for some big name actors and a director to turn this in a hit comedy. So although cancer really isn't funny, I'm expecting this to be a great comedy if Rogen took an interest in it.
Rogen and Goldberg are writing and producing Jay and Seth vs the Apocalypse for Mandate as well. I'm With Cancer is being fast tracked and will go out to directors this month in hopes of being pushed into production right away. This is one of those projects with so much confusing information, that I'm really not sure what to think about it yet. It doesn't seem like Rogen and Goldberg are actually writing the script, but I may be wrong. And I'm wondering what will make this so unique - what is the life of this guy all about in order to make it a good comedy? It'll be worth keeping an eye on, but that's about it for now.