Selena Gomez Joining Paul Rudd in 'Fundamentals of Caregiving'
Following the release of the Ant-Man teaser trailer from Marvel Studios, it was announced that Paul Rudd would lead an adaptation of The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, based on Jonathan Evison's novel of the same name. The story follows the touching friendship of Ben Benjamin (Rudd) and a young adult stricken with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. And now one of the supporting stars has been cast, as Deadline reports Selena Gomez has landed the female lead in the film, but it's not the young adult with a disease. Instead, she's playing Dot, a sassy young woman who hitches a ride with the pair during a road trip.
The role of the teenage Trevor, who is in the advanced stages of the disease, has yet to be cast, but his character develops a crush on Dot due to her forwardness and lack of embarrassment about Trevor’s condition. This was likely a done deal a little while ago, because after the Golden Globes, Gomez was seen hanging out with Rudd at an after party (that's them with "The Leftovers" star Justin Theroux above). As for the role of Trevor, we're not sure if the role will go to an unknown actor or what,, but the film will be directed by Emmy-winner Rob Burnett, executive producer of "The Late Show with David Letterman."