For a couple of months, Tina Fey has been thinking about starring in Paul Weitz’s movie Admission, which surprised some as the film appears to be a drama rather than her more usual comic territory. Now it appears she may get some company in the movie from another actor stepping outside his comedy safe-zone, as Vulture reports that Owen Wilson is mulling over a role in the film.
Based on Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel, ‘Fey would 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. Wilson, we hear, would play a teacher at an alternative high school who falls for Fey.’
Fey is apparently close to signing, while Wilson is currently weighing his options, which likely include other roles that will pay better than this one. However, after the success of Midnight In Paris, he may well be looking for other projects that potentially give him the same critical response as Woody Allen’s flick.
Weitz hopes to shoot the movie in June, once Fey has finished the current season of 30 Rock.