Gordon-Levitt Replaces McAvoy In Comedy

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is replacing James McAvoy as one of the two leads in the upcoming cancer-themed comedy at Summit Entertainment and Mandate Pictures says MTV News

It’s said British thesp McAvoy left the production “due to unrelated circumstances beyond his control”, E! Online adding from a source that the cause is a family emergency. The other lead role is played by Seth Rogen who said in a statement that “it’s incredibly unfortunate that circumstances outside of everyone’s control have taken James away from the project, but, with James’s blessing, we were able to have Joseph step in to take on the role of Adam. We all look forward to working with James in the future.”

Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston and Philip Baker Hall also star in the film which began production last month. Jonathan Levine directs from a script by Will Reiser.

Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Ben Karlin will produce while filming, which is currently on hold, starts up again next week in Vancouver.