I have some more casting news coming your way, there are just so many new films coming out at the moment. Today I have learned that a new movie is in the works. A Jean Hanff Korelitz novel is being turned into a film called Admission which they hope to produce through Focus Features, the art-house division of Universal Pictures. This means that we are looking at a lower budget drama… two things that don’t usually go together with hilarious 30 Rock star, Tina Fey, and funny guy Owen Wilson. Nevertheless, both Tina and Owen are looking at this film as a potential project..
The script is from Karen Croner, best known for the classic film, One True Thing with Meryl Streep. Admission tells the story of an Ivy League admissions officer who has a relationship with a 17-year-old student which naturally unravels her personal, romantic, and professional life. This would be the role that Tina would take on. Owen Wilson, would play the role of a teacher at an alternative high school who falls for Tina.
While it is surprising to see both Tina and Owen interested in this film, I really like seeing them both push their comfort zones and challenge the cast types they could potentially be put in. Owen did a great job in Woody Allen’s film, Midnight in Paris and in this role while he still got the opportunity to employ his signature comic skills, it also showed off his broader acting skills and really revived his career in my opinion. I think it would be great for them to get in a lower budget, art-house drama as it would show the world that they are in it for the art not the money.
They are talking about finalizing the cast soon because Admission would need to start shooting this June, when 30 Rock goes on hiatus. What do you think???