This is kind of exciting. Variety broke the news a little while ago. James McAvoy has been cast in the film adaptation of Will Reiser's novel I'm With Cancer. Seth Rogen will co-star in the comedy and Nicole Holofcener is set to direct . The novel is based on Reiser's real-life experiences with cancer.
This is the first big film James has signed on for since the Wanted franchise and he'll play a 25 year old who successfully battles cancer over many years.
The film has no title yet, but it is set to begin shooting in January of 2010.