Joseph Gordon-Levitt replaces James McAvoy in Seth Rogen comedy

Variety reports that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will replace James McAvoy in the upcoming comedy formerly titled I’m With Cancer. Seth Rogen also stars in the production for Summit/Mandate. Summit told Variety that McAvoy left the project, set to shoot next week, “due to unrelated circumstances beyond his control.” The cast also features Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston, and Philip Baker Hall. Jonathan Levine will direct.

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  • gv

    I’m really starting to miss McAvoy. Where has he been lately? But if anyone has to replace him, I will gladly accept Joey.

    • Jenna

      I was thinking the exact same thing

    • Zo

      He’s acting opposite Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren in “The Last Station” which is out now in limited release.

      Other than that, I think he and his wife are expecting a baby, or maybe they’ve just had one. Can’t remember.

      Miss him too, though.

  • Zo

    Dammit, love McAvoy. I am now a big Levitt fan after “Summer”, but just wish the TWO guys could have been in the same movie– what a happy girl I’d be! Now if someone could just replace Seth Rogen…

    • Blah

      I like Seth, but I find he’s a bit of one trick pony…

  • Julie

    Yes James is in “Last Station” I saw it – he is terrific as always. He and is wife are expecting a baby later this year – he won’t say when. She looks to be about 5-6 months along now. I hope she is in good health and not the reason he is having to back out.

  • Sue

    I got the news earlier today…it really does suck. I am sorry for James tho as it’s apparently a “Family Emergency” but doesn’t have to do with Anne-Marie nor her pregnancy which IS a relief. However, “family emergencies” are rarely GOOD news and I can’t see James leaving a movie for GOOD news.

    And btw, they have NOT had their baby yet, it was only announced on Januray 26th that they were expecting. They won’t even tell what the due date is.

  • JD

    I am a fan of both James McAvoy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, so I guess the switch isn’t that big of a deal. But was looking forward to seeing McAvoy in this film. Oh well.

  • sosgemini

    Ughh, I really hate that Hollywood is trying to force JGL down our throats as the “it” guy for our generation. He just isn’t a very charismatic nor dynamic actor. Maybe he should stick too a more “character actor” route cause he does have acting talent. He’s just not a leading actor kind of guy.

    • pinkp

      That is your opinion & I am glad to say most people don’t agree with you about JGL. My opinion is that he is a great actor & way under appreciated. No actor is forced down your throat if you choose not to watch there movie’s. Alot of people making movie’s think he is talented or they wouldn’t hire him. Just my opinion:-)

  • robinepowell

    I’m glad to see Joseph back on TV. He sort of dropped off the small screen after Third Rock from the Sun. :)

  • beth

    This is such sad news — both for the movie, which is losing one of our great actors working today, and for whatever James McAvoy is going through to cause him to have to pull out. Whatever it is I hope it’s not too painful for him.
    And after he’s dealt with this I hope he can find another great project as soon as possible. We can always use more James McAvoy on our movie screens.

  • Eric

    does anyone else think this guy looks like seth rogen?

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