If you’ve missed our coverage of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen’s new movie, 50/50, I highly recommend that you spend a quick minute or two playing catch-up (which you can do here), because this is a movie to get excited about.
The film is written by Will Reiser, a long-time friend of Rogen’s, based upon events of his own life, making his writing feature film debut, and is directed by Jonathan Levine, the very talented director of The Wackness and All the Boys Love Mandy Lane.
“Inspired by a true story: Adam Lerner has a pretty great life — with a talented, sexy artist girlfriend and a cool job with NPR, the 27-year old seems to have it all. But when Adam discovers he has a rare and possibly fatal form of cancer, his entire life turns to chaos.
As his world starts to unravel in every way, Adam finds himself dealing with the wellmeaning but totally outrageous attempts by his friends and family to make it all better. His best friend, Kyle, uses Adam’s condition to lure girls into sympathy sex, his overbearing mother loses sight of him in her own fears, his otherwise-occupied girlfriend, Rachael tries to distract herself an increasingly frantic social life, and Katherine, the inexperienced therapist assigned to his case, struggles to keep up with the needs of her third client ever.”
Yahoo Movies have now got a terrific video of a short roundtable with the main cast, featuring Gordon-Levitt, Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Reiser in the middle. It’s only a few minutes long, but they all get to speak a little about the film and their characters, and Gordon-Levitt talks about his time-sensitive decision about whether or not to board the project. It’s short but sweet, and is getting me even more excited about this film’s release. The States is lucky enough to be getting this on wide release as of tomorrow, but we here in the UK will have to wait until 6th January next year to see it on our screens.
We here at HeyUGuys will very fortunately be catching the film a little earlier when it screens at this year’s BFI London Film Festival next month, and I personally cannot wait to see what should be a terrific project on the big screen. No doubt I’ll be seeing it next month and then again when it comes out in January. Without further ado, here’s the brilliant roundtable clip to enjoy.