First Trailer for Cancer Comedy 50/50 Starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
05.27.11 by Ryan
Summit Entertainment has debuted the first trailer for 50/50, a comedy that tries to show the lighter side of cancer.
One of 50/50's stars, Seth Rogen, also produced the movie, which was written by Rogen's friend Will Reiser, himself a cancer survivor. In the movie's official synopsis, Rogen explained the genesis of 50/50.
We worked with Will on Da Ali G show, and it was shortly after that we learned he was sick. 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 was directed by Jonathan Levine (The Wackness) co-stars Anna Kendrick and Bryce Dallas Howard. James McAvoy was originally cast in Gordon-Levitt's role, but had to drop out last March.
Apple has the first images of the movie, which can be seen here.