Press Update

Seth Rogen’s Untitled Cancer Comedy Is Called… LIVE WITH IT:

For a while now Summit Entertainment’s cancer comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Angelica Huston and Philip Baker Hall, directed by Jonathan Levine (The Wackness) has been.. untitled. But I received info that the current working title for this movie is.. LIVE WITH IT. Based on an incredible real-life experience, LIVE WITH IT is a funny, touching and original story of friendship, love, and survival starring Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard and Angelica Huston. Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is an average guy in his mid-20s when he’s diagnosed with a rare form of terminal cancer. His family and friends – from girl-crazy best buddy Kyle (Seth Rogen), to insecure girlfriend Rachael (Bryce Dallas Howard) and overbearing but loving mom (Angelica Huston) – attempt to help him through this process in the best way they know how…which is reflected in some of the most hilarious and bizarre ways ever.

The story is based on Will Reiser’s true life about his struggle to beat cancer, centering on a 25-year-old who finds out he has the disease. Seth Rogen produces with his writing-producing partner Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Pineapple Express) and Ben Karlin (”The Daily Show With Jon Stewart“). It’s about two men dealing with “friendship, love, and survival – in no particular order.” {ramascreen.com}

‘Scott Pilgrim’ Cast Will Customize Your Clothes At Comic-Con:

The marketing team behind “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” already set up a system to give out customized Bryan Lee O’Malley-esque avatars. When Comic-Con rolls around in a couple of weeks, however, Michael Cera and Edgar Wright will reportedly be making real-life personalized T-shirts across the street from the convention center.

Beginning on Thursday, July 22, Cera, Wright, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Anna Kendrick will be taking turns operating a “make-your-own-T-shirt stand” somewhere in or near the Hilton Gaslamp, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The promotion will be a part of a campaign called “Scott Pilgrim vs. Comic-Con” that also includes a DJ room and likely many other bells and whistles promoting the movie’s August 13 release date.

At least a few of the cast members will probably have leave Thursday afternoon, I would assume, since the “Scott Pilgrim” panel is scheduled that day in Hall H. I’m also going to go out on a limb and predict that Anna Kendrick will get a few custom “Twilight” T-shirt requests while she’s there, unless the people in charge have already taken preemptive action to ward off such things. {MTV}

Anna Kendrick feels like she is living a “double life” because everything seems so normal when she goes home:

The actress has enjoyed career success after landing a role in Twilight and receiving an Oscar nomination for her performance in Up in the Air. Even though she is a big star in Hollywood, Anna loves returning to her hometown and spending time with her family and friends. Whenever she has a break from acting, the 24-year-old travels to see her loved ones and finds it easy to forget she is a famous actress.

“I feel like I’m living this strange double life because when I go home I get to do the same things I always have,” she is quoted as saying.

Anna is thrilled to have been involved in the successful Twilight film franchise, but is equally relieved it hasn’t had too much of an impact on her personal life. While the movie’s main stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are followed wherever they go, Anna has managed to escape living her life in the public spotlight. The brunette admits she feels sorry for her co-stars because they are constantly hitting the headlines.

“I’m so relieved,” Anna confessed. “I get to be in Twilight and that’s it. I get to be in it and be a part of it but I get to leave the house and live a normal life. I know that’s not the case for Robert or Kristen and I know that’s hard for them.” {musicrooms.net}

2 thoughts on “Press Update

  1. Cool that Anna and Bryce get to work together! Comedy when talking about cancer? At first it didn’t sound appropriate but I’ll give it a chance :)

  2. I thought so too at first, but I read the first few pages of the script and it’s really good. funny, yes, but not distasteful – and it has its sad parts too. Anna plays this new-agey psychiatrist to Joseph gordon-levitt’s character thats into yoga and being healthy and stuff like that. I think her parts going to be really funny to watch..bryce plays JGL girlfriend :) .

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