Over a year ago, we heard that Tina Fey was looking to star in About a Boy director Paul Weitz’s adaptation of the Jean Hanff Korelitz novel Admission. We haven’t really heard much about the project since that time, but things may be heating up as Vulture reports that Owen Wilson is now eyeing a role in the film. The story centers on an Ivy League admissions officer (Fey) who strikes up a relationship with a potential student and is forced to confront a painful secret from her past as a result. If Wilson signs on, he would play a teacher at an alternative high school who falls for Fey.
Weitz’s plan is to make the film at Focus Features, which hopefully means this relationship dramedy will be more in the vein of About a Boy than Little Fockers. I’m intrigued to see Fey go the dramatic route, and Wilson’s already proven his talent in the drama arena. The actor is (unsurprisingly) is fielding a number of offers following his charming turn in last year’s Midnight in Paris. Whether he signs on or not, Admission is expected to shoot in June while Fey is on hiatus from 30 Rock.