James McAvoy No Longer with Cancer, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Is

March 2, 2010

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I'm afraid you're going to have to amend your I'm with Cancer mural. The film, which began shooting last month in Vancouver, has lost star James McAvoy and replaced him with another actor from the stable of decent young actors who aren't so manly as to be unrelatable to we timorous weaklings, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (sorry, maybe next time, Elijah).

Producer/co-star Seth Rogen released a statement to MTV regarding the actor's departure from the 20-something-writer-battle-cancer tale:

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 [lead] role of Adam. We all look forward to working with James in the future.

Nice try with the "unfortunate that circumstances outside of everyone’s control" thing, Seth, but we know how these things work. It's never outside of everyone's control. What's the real story? Does James McAvoy not believe in cancer?

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