Selena Gomez has just signed on to star in the upcoming adaptation of Jonathan Evison’s bestseller “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving.”
The 22-year-old actress/singer will play the role of “Dot” and Paul Rudd has also signed on to headline in the film.
Selena plays “a sassy 17-year-old, whose forwardness and lack of embarrassment about a teenage boy’s condition causes him to develop a crush on her.”
The book was published in 2012 and is about a guy who becomes a caregiver after he has lost everything. His first client is a “tyrannical” teenage boy with advanced stages of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Their relationship over time turns into a close friendship and they end up taking on a road trip together during which the teenager experiences his first taste of love and the caregiver finds a new reason to love life again.
Selena’s character “Dot” winds up hitching a ride with the caregiver and she develops a crush on the teenage boy.
Production is set to begin later this month in Atlanta, Georgia.
Congratulations Selena for getting this new role!