Trailer for Seth Rogen’s Cancer Dramedy ‘50/50′

Monday, May 30, 2011
By Kevin Crossman

The trailer for 50/50 has been released. Starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the film focuses on how a cancer diagnosis changes the lives of young people. Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Anjelica Huston also star. 50/50 appears to lean in a comedic direction, despite the subject matter. After 2009’s Funny People, this is the second recent film for Rogen to play the friend of someone with a deadly disease. 50/50 is scheduled for release on September 30, and you can learn more from the film’s official website.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen in 50/50

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen in 50/50

Inspired by personal experiences, 50/50 is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star as best friends whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis. Rogen also serves as producer, along with Evan Goldberg and Ben Karlin. Jonathan Levine directs from a script by Will Reiser. “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.” 50/50 is the story of a guy’s transformative and, yes, sometimes funny journey to health. 50/50 draws its emotional core from Will Reiser’s own experience with cancer and reminds us that friendship and love, no matter what bizarre turns they take, are the greatest healers.

Rogen has Take This Waltz with Michelle Williams coming out either later this year or in 2012, and is currently filming My Mother’s Curse with Barbra Steisand.

3 Responses to “Trailer for Seth Rogen’s Cancer Dramedy ‘50/50′”

  1. Nathan

    I about 60/40 not gonna see it.

  2. Chris

    Definitely seeing this. Looks really good.

  3. Rick

    I’ve got such a crush on Anna Kendrick.


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