Seth Rogen has made us laugh at guns and drugs, kids in high school, 40-year old virgins, and now he's bringing is comedic stylings to the world of cancer. That's right cancer. And for those of you turning your noses up and saying "how insensitive," we at the Movie Press have one question to ask. When did cancer stop being funny? We suppose when all the rape jokes started being taboo.
In any event, Seth Rogen has snatched up the rights to I'm With Cancer, a comedic autobiographical spec written by Will Reiser that Rogen will produce with his writing-producing partner Evan Goldberg. Cancer is Reiser's account of his struggle to beat cancer, with the story centering on a 25-year-old who finds out he has the disease. Reiser was a producer and field producer on HBO's Da Ali G Show (where Rogen also worked) and VH1's Best Week Ever.
Nathan Kahane and Tendo Nagenda will oversee the project for Mandate, which is fast-tracking the project and hopes to go out to directors this month.