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Anna´s upcoming film, 50/50 has its first trailer out, as well as a new still, featuring Anna as Katie, Joseph Gordon-Levitt´s therapist. I can´t wait to see it when it comes out this September!:

Productions > Movies > 50/50 (2011) > Trailer I

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Sorry to post so late, I am on vacation out of the country, and Holly has been unavailable.

Anna’s upcoming project, “50/50″ formerly titled “Live With It”, and “I’m With Cancer”, now has an official release date, set for September 30 of this year:

Summit is adding “50/50″ to its release schedule for 2011.The movie stars Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt and focuses on a young man’s struggles with cancer.

Formerly called “I’m With Cancer” and “Live with It,” the film — based on a true story — will be released wide on September 30.

Despite the heavy subject matter, it’s been described as a bittersweet comedy.

Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard and Anjelica Huston co-star. Jonathan Levine (“The Wackness”) directs.

Summit acquired North American distribution rights in February 2010. {thewrap.com}

Looks like Anna’s latest film formerly titled ‘I’m with Cancer’ and ‘Live With It,’ is set to release this September and is now untitled again:

I just left the Columbia Pictures offices where I got to chat with Seth Rogen about his new superhero comedy The Green Hornet, and while talking about the big-budget adventure I managed to get a little update on his long-delayed cancer dramedy Live With It. The film stars Joseph Gordon Levitt as a 27-year old cancer patient who struggles with the diagnosis. Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard and Anjelica Huston co-star, and with a cast like that you’d think distributor Summit Entertainment would be anxious to release the picture. For too long there has been no word on its status, until today.

Rogen exclusively told me that the film would finally release in September. He didn’t give a specific date, though my hunch is that it could make its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before eventually hitting national theaters later in the month. That is, of course, speculation but Rogen did offer another interesting tidbit of info. He says that the film will no longer go by its title Live With It and that the project has internally reverted back to “untitled cancer comedy.”

Personally I thought that Live With It was the perfect title for a film bearing such heavy subject matter. It was certainly better than I’m With Cancer, another one of its would-be titles. Rogen didn’t offer any reason for the name change, so I hope he can come up with something equally as expressive of the films theme. Stay tuned for our full interview with Seth Rogen early next week, in which we discuss The Green Hornet in great detail! {hollywood.com}

Also, Anna did a photo shoot for Glamour UK magazine yesterday in Paris, here’s a behind the scenes photo!

I’ve also been updating the style files and the candids, which you can check out in the forums!

Hope everyone who celebrates it had a great Thanksgiving break. Looks like Anna and Edgar went up to Anna’s dad’s house in Portland for the festivities (: . Anna mentions this in an E Online interview from the In Add Minus Launch.

You can read more about Anna’s visit on one lucky Portland native’s blog. There is also another great blog entry on someone who met Edgar’s mom, and how Anna is posing for a faerie portrait for her :D!

Anna and Edgar have also been touring New York city, making there rounds from performances including Broadway play Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and magician Vanishing Vinny.

Live With It is also getting its first screenings under the pseudonym “Get Well Soon.” Here is an early review, where Anna’s performance is called great, albeit similar to her Up in the Air role.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is coming on DVD December 4th. Here is a review of the two disc special edition.

Oh, and Anna is rated #22 in Teen Vogue’s 2010 Top Dressed List.

Here’s a short but sweet HD behind the scenes video from Anna’s Flaunt Magazine shoot:

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There are also some new candids in the forums of Anna running errands in West Hollywood October 30th.

EDIT Anna is back in Vancouver doing ‘Live With It’ re-shoots. Forum member Caro added some candids of her on-set.

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Digital Spy: Anna Kendrick – ‘I love London’

Anna Kendrick has revealed that she loves London.

The Up In The Air star was in the city for the premiere of her new film Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

According to Yahoo, she said: “I love it here. I had scones and clotted cream as soon as I got off the plane.”

Kendrick added of being considered a geek: “I would be proud to call myself a geek, but I don’t claim to know as much as hardcore geeks.”

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, which also stars Michael Cera and Brandon Routh, is currently playing in US cinemas, and is released in the UK on Friday.


Cinemablend: Anna Kendrick Talks Scott Pilgrim And Live With It

Though she is only 25 years old, Anna Kendrick has already made a huge impact on the film world. She’s acts in one of the biggest modern franchises, earned an Academy Award nomination for her stellar performance alongside George Clooney in Up In The Air and plays a role in one of this summer’s most critically lauded films. And her star is only going to grow bigger.

I was granted the opportunity to sit down with the actress, who plays Scott Pilgrim’s sister, Stacey, in Edgar Wright’s film to talk about the welcomed frustration that comes with working with Wright, her experience working in ensemble casts, and her upcoming film, Live With It.

How did you come to the project and were you familiar with Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comic series before hand?

I was not familiar but Edgar sent me the books in anticipation of meeting about the role, and I obviously just tore through them, they are just so fun to read. They were great as a reference point.

And how did Edgar contact you about the role?

He just got in touch with my agency after seeing a film I did called Rocket Science. My first meeting with Edgar was actually before I shot even the first Twilight movie. So I’ve been involved in this for a long time. [laughs]

If you look at Edgar Wright’s previous TV work/movie work, he has a very specific and unique vision. On set, is that something noticeable in the way he actually films it?

Oh yeah. It would be hard to miss for sure. He’s so specific to a point where you almost feel like you’re going crazy because it gets to a point where you are being sort of puppeteered by so many things. You’re turning your body on a certain word, and your chin goes down on a certain word, and your eyes go up on the next word, and you’re waiting, out of the corner of your eye for the camera man to finish that crash zoom so you can say the next word. At a certain point you’re sort of doing choreography to your own dialogue. It was really fun.

Was it like anything you’ve ever experienced before?

No, definitely not. At a certain point you kind of want to just knock something off the table because it takes a long time to get all the elements to line up and you just have to hope that the one time that they all line up you said your line correctly and hopefully in a funny way. There’s probably a lot of outtakes of me stomping off angrily because I didn’t flip my hair at the right time or whatever the direction was.

The movie has a lot of influence from comic books and video games. Before signing on did you have any interest in either of those worlds?

I can’t pretend to be a big gamer, but doing this movie and going to Comic Con and stuff and meeting Bryan definitely heightened my affection for comic books and Hope Larson, Bryan’s wife, gave me her book. It’s definitely made the world feel a lot more accessible, because at some point it feels overwhelming when you don’t have an entry point into that comic world. I haven’t read comics since I was little.

Scott Pilgrim is very much an ensemble film, and your other films, like Up In The Air and Twilight have some of those elements as well. Do you find that doing those kinds of projects help your method of acting?

On this it was so great to work with such an experienced cast. Not everybody in the cast is recognizable to your average person on the street, but I knew almost all of these actors before working with them. I’ve seen their independent films dating back to when they were in their teens. It was really exciting and they are so talented. It was great to see, especially the girls, just be so funny because so often in movies like this the girls are just pieces of furniture. And seeing how fun Alison Pill and Aubrey Plaza and Brie Larson, nobody’s a weak link.

You recently wrapped filming on the Seth Rogen-Joseph Gordon Levitt movie Live With It and you play a character named Katie. Can you talk a little bit about your character and the film?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a young man who gets cancer, and it’s actually based on the screenwriter’s real experience surviving cancer. I play his social worker who is very, very sweet and has the best intentions, but is really new and doesn’t know what she’s doing. She is trying to help but it’s pretty vulnerable and, I think, in a way Joe’s character is more helpful to her than she is to him.

For the longest time the movie was known as the Untitled Cancer Comedy, but at the same time cancer isn’t something that is generally associated with laughter. Is there a line drawn between the comedy and drama in the film?

I think it definitely blends it, but Will Reiser, our writer, is just a really funny guy and Seth Rogen was his best friend and essentially plays himself in the movie. If you’re a funny person and you have funny friends, you’re still going to have humor in your life. This sad thing can happen, but you’re going to be able to see the humor in a lot of these situations. There’s a kind of realism in that. It’s not a like a heightened comedy, it’s not like a spoof by any means. There’s almost more of a realism to it than a real melodrama. You kind of get to see what this guy went through and where he found humor and the parts that he didn’t. {cinemablend.com}

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}

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