Paul Rudd has a signed on to a new role, one that will involve him starring as a man who is mostly normal size, unlike his Ant-Man persona. Still, Rudd isn’t totally giving up on the special effects.
In his newly announced Netflix comedy Living With Yourself, Rudd is on a journey to becoming a better person that involves a new kind of treatment, Deadline reports. Rudd’s character discovers that the so-called treatment has his body cloned with an improved personality, driving home the point that he’s the only one standing in his own way. Additional casting is yet to be announced.
The show was created by Emmy and Peabody award winner Timothy Greenberg (who executive produced The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for 10 years), and Rudd is set to executive produce as well as star in the dual role. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine, Ruby Sparks) will direct and executive produce. AMC originally ordered the series last year, but after it failed to materialize, Netflix ordered eight episodes.
Rudd’s latest high-profile project was Ant-Man and the Wasp, which landed in theaters as Marvel’s 20th straight No. 1 movie in its opening weekend, earning a domestic $76.5 million debut. Although Ant-Man did not appear in Avengers: Infinity War, Rudd is signed on to appear in the next still-untitled Avengers.