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Casting Net: Paul Rudd set for 'Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving'

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• Paul Rudd has been cast as the lead in the adaptation of Jonathan Evison‘s novel, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving. Rudd will play Ben Benjamin, a man who befriends a young adult with with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Together, the two push each other to accept and embrace their lives. Rob Burnett is directing from a script he wrote. [Variety]

• Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games, Interstellar) is set to star in the upcoming Disney film Pete’s Dragon. David Lowery is directing the film, which also stars Robert RedfordBryce Dallas Howard, and Oakes Fegley. The film, a remake of the 1977 film with Mickey Rooney and Shelley Winters, tells the story of Pete (Fegley), a young boy who is raised by a dragon in the forest following the death of his parents. [The Wrap]