A few days ago we reported that Owen Wilson was eying a role in Admission, opposite Tin Fey, with both of them going in a less overtly comic direction for the film than we tend to associate with them. Now the LA Times suggests Wilson has decided against the movie and Paul Rudd is interested in taking his place, with early talks taking place between the actor and filmmakers.
Based on Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel, Fey will play an Ivy League admissions officer named Portia Nathan whose relationship with a 17-year-old recruitment prospect threatens to unravel her personal, romantic, and professional lives. Rudd would play a teacher at an alternative high school who falls for Fey.
Fey has now committed to the movie, although Rudd is currently less certain. Director Paul Weitz hopes to shoot the movie in June, once Fey has finished the current season of 30 Rock.