‘The Fundamentals of Caring’ Director on Netflix Deal: ‘Offer Was Too Good to Turn Down’ (Video)

Sundance 2016: “At the end of the day you want as many people to see what you’ve done,” Rob Burnett tells TheWrap

Rob Burnett, longtime producer of David Letterman‘s “Late Show,” scored big time with his second feature film, landing a reported $7 million deal with Netflix for “The Fundamentals of Caring.”

“Part of the deal, if you look deep into it, like page 23, they’re going to turn the other way on some of the damaged or unreturned DVDs that I have at home,” the writer-director joked to TheWrap Editor in Chief Sharon Waxman at TheWrap’s video studio at the Sundance Film Festival.

Burnett also discussed the cast of the film, including Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts and Selena Gomez.

Rudd plays a man who becomes a caregiver to a teenager with muscular dystrophy, played by Roberts. They embark on a road trip and along the way, they become friends with Gomez’s hitchhiker.

Burnett wrote and directed “The Fundamentals of Caring,” which is based on the 2013 novel by Jonathan Evison. Burnett also produced the film with Donna Gigliotti and James Spies while Jamal Daniel and Renee Witt executive produced.

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