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Ant-Man's Paul Rudd signs up for starring role in new comedy about muscular dystrophy
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Ant-Man's Paul Rudd signs up for starring role in new comedy about muscular dystrophy

Ant-Man star Paul Rudd has signed up to take a leading role in new comedy The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

The comedy is being directed by Rob Burnett, best known for his role as the producer of The Late Show With David Letterman, it is an adaptation of Jonathan Evison's novel. 

The film will centre around the relationship between Ben Benjamin (the character Rudd will play) and a young adult with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. It will begin shooting on January 22nd, reports Variety. 

The first trailer for Ant-Man debuted earlier this week and you can scroll down and click to watch the trailer. 

Rudd stars as the film's titular character, while Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly,  John Slattery, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña and rapper TI and Corey Stoll also have key roles.

In the trailer, which has a fairly serious tone, we get a first look at Rudd's character Scott Lang as he is released from prison to be greeted by Michael Douglas's Hank Pym, the scientific genius who has invented the technology that allows Ant-Man to shrink down while also increasing his strength.

We also get a first look at Corey Stoll's Darren Cross, Evangeline Lilly's Hope Van Dyne and Michael Peña's Luis as well as a number of the film's spectacular set pieces. 

The film has been directed by Peyton Reed, a role he took at the last minute after the sudden and unexpected departure of Edgar Wright from the project earlier this year. 

Ant-Man is due for release in July next year, opening in the UK on July 17th 2015. 

 

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