Late Show With David Letterman executive producer Rob Burnett tweeted that tonight’s show is “bizarre and beautiful”. The CBS late-night show sent its audience home but is taping anyway with guest Denzel Washington. Might make for must-see TV. (UPDATE: CBS has posted what Letterman’s monologue could have been. Check it out here.)
Worldwide Pants, Rob Burnett and he and his partner Jon Beckerman’s B&B Productions have acquired screen rights to The Revised Fundamentals Of Caregiving, the Jonathan Evison novel. Burnett, the longtime exec producer of Late Show With David Letterman, will adapt the novel and direct. Burnett made his directing debut on We Made This Movie.
Evison is also the author of The New York Times bestseller West Of Here.
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving tells the story of Benjamin Benjamin, a man who has lost virtually everything — his wife, his family, his home, his livelihood. With few options, Ben enrolls in a night class called “The Fundamentals of Caregiving” taught in the basement of a local church. There Ben is instructed in the art of inserting catheters and avoiding liability, about professionalism, and how to keep physical and emotional distance between client and provider. Assigned to care for a teen patient, Ben realizes his training has done little to prepare him for the realities of caregiving. Ultimately, the two embark upon a wild road trip across the American West and a new camaraderie replaces the traditional boundary between patient and caregiver.