The 2016 Sundance Film Festival is just under a week away, but Netflix has already made clear they are going to be one of the hungriest distributors at Park City. Just days after picking up exclusive worldwide VOD rights to the Ellen Page-starring “Tallulah,” the streaming giant has done the same with “Fundamentals of Caring,” says The Hollywood Reporter. The SVOD deal is allegedly worth a reported $7 million. Theatrical rights are still available.
Written and directed by Rob Burnett, “Fundamentals of Caring” stars Paul Rudd as a man who becomes a caregiver in the wake of suffering a tragedy. He hits the road with his first client, an 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy (Craig Roberts), and the two quickly form a friendship over a handful of adventures. Selena Gomez also stars.
The film, which is based on Jonathan Evison’s 2013 novel “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving,” will debut at Sundance on January 29. The festival takes place January 21-31.