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Anjelica Huston and Philip Baker Hall Diagnosed with ‘Cancer’

With principle set pieces of the dramedy already secured in Rogen, McAvoy, Kendrick and Dallas Howard, Variety reports that we now we have vets Anjelica Huston and Philip Baker Hall filling out the secondary roles in Jonathan Levine’s (please don’t re-title it) I’m With Cancer.

With principle set pieces of the dramedy already secured in Rogen, McAvoy, Kendrick and Dallas Howard, Variety reports that we now we have vets Anjelica Huston and Philip Baker Hall filling out the secondary roles in Jonathan Levine’s (please don’t re-title it) I’m With Cancer. Having read the screenplay, I’m seeing Huston playing one more mother role to McAvoy’s Adam character, and in all logic, I see Hall in the white lab coat role — as the deliverer of bad news.

A 2008 BlackList mentioned screenplay, and a Top 100 Most Anticipated film for 2010 on this site, based on the autobiographical spec written by Reiser, this is his personal account of his struggle to beat cancer, with the story centering on a 25-year-old (McAvoy) who finds out he has the disease. Anna Kendrick will play a psychologist assigned to a young man who learns he has cancer.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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