Kendrick, Levine Join Cancer Dramedy

Anna Kendrick (“Up in the Air,” “Twilight”) has joined the untitled cancer dramatic comedy over at Mandate Pictures says the trades.

Nicole Holofcener was originally attached to direct but left the project in November, she’s now been replaced by Jonathan Levine (“The Wackness”).

James McAvoy stars as a 25-year-old who learns he has cancer, a character based on the real experiences of screenwriter Will Reiser who was diagnosed with cancer in his mid-20s and successfully battled the disease over several years.

Kendrick will play the role of Katherine, a young psychologist assigned to handle Adam’s case despite her lack of real life experience.

Seth Rogen also has a role in the film and will produce alongside Evan Goldberg and Ben Karlin. Filmking kicks off in February in Vancouver.