Paul Rudd May Replace Owen Wilson in ADMISSION Opposite Tina Fey

     March 14, 2012


Quite the comedic pairing may now be in the works. Tina Fey has long been attached to Paul Weitz’s adaptation of the Jean Hanff Korelitz novel Admission, and we recently reported that Owen Wilson was eyeing a role in the project. The story centers on an Ivy League admissions officer (Fey) whose life is thrown for a loop by both a potential student and an alternative high school teacher who has long fancied her. Wilson was looking at taking on the high school teacher role, but 24 Frames now reports that Wilson is no longer attached and producers are currently out to Paul Rudd to take over the role. Apparently Rudd is very interested in the project (who wouldn’t be interested to star opposite Fey?), but no official deal has been struck.

Weitz has experience in the dramedy arena with About a Boy and I’m excited to see Fey stretch her dramatic chops. Rudd is icing on the cake if he signs on, and he’s more than proven his talent in both the comedy and drama realms. I’m highly enthused by the pairing of Fey and Rudd, so hopefully a deal comes through. Admission is expected to shoot this June while Fey is on hiatus from 30 Rock.

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