By Eric Renner Brown
January 08, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, Jonathan Evison’s popular novel about a teenage boy with muscular dystrophy and his quirky caregiver, was one 2012’s most popular books. Soon the story will hit the silver screen, with none other than EW‘s current cover star Paul Rudd as its leading man. Late Show With David Letterman executive producer Rob Burnett will direct the project, which will begin production on Jan. 22. The project could signal Rudd’s return to his roots—he made his name as an indie movie actor before appearing in blockbuster comedies like Anchorman and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. [L.A. Times]

Céline, the high-end French fashion brand, has a new star—and she’s no cookie-cutter model. The iconic writer Joan Didion features prominently in Céline’s new advertisements, with her signature chic in tow. Didion may have turned 80 last month, but with her massive black sunglasses and bob haircut, she looks cooler than most twenty-somethings. [Time]

Danny Brown, the rapper with verses chock-full of twisted lines like “colder than them grits they fed slaves,” will soon take his rhymes to a far tamer place. He told Australian radio station Triple J earlier this week that he’s working on a children’s book—and is drawing influence from his 13-year-old daughter and Dr. Seuss. “It’s really about self-esteem in black girls, I guess,” he said. “You know how black women do so much—process their hair, change their eye color—it’s really about a little girl who does all these things to herself and changes herself and she realizes she’s just better off the way she is. I want it to be real Dr. Seuss-y… What was going on in that guy’s brain to be able to write those things?” We’ll wonder forever if Seuss would’ve recorded horror-rap had he lived in 2015. [Pitchfork]