Paul Rudd Set to Explain 'The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving'
Hot on the heels of the teaser trailer for Ant-Man this week, Paul Rudd has lined up his next project to follow the Marvel Studios adaptation. Variety reports the Anchorman franchise star is set to lead an adaptation of The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, based on Jonathan Evison's novel of the same name. The New York Times bestselling novel follows the touching friendship of Ben Benjamin (Rudd) and a young adult stricken with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. As you've probably guessed, the two become close friends, each helping the other in their own life with emotional, funny and inspiring results.
It basically sounds like a platonic version of The Fault in Our Stars, but that might be an over simplification of the story since so many people are loving it. Rob Burnett, an Emmy-winning executive producer from "The Late Show with David Letterman" is writing the script and also directing the film with Donna Gigliotti (Silver Linings Playbook) and James Spies (Constantine) producing. No word on who's playing the young adult in the film, but it could just as easily be an unknown actor. Production is slated to begin in two weeks in Atlanta, though there's no word on a release date yet. Sound good?