Tina Fey and Paul Rudd are two of the most charming, iconic comedic performers of our time, seeing them together would be a dream come true.
It’s a dream that’s one step closer to reality. 24 Frames reports that Rudd might join Tina Fey in Paul Weitz’s ADMISSION, a film based on the novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Fey’s name has been attached to the project for awhile but Rudd’s a new addition. He would be taking on a role originally envisioned for Owen Wilson. Filming is likely to commence this Spring while Fey is on hiatus from 30 ROCK.
ADMISSION, written by Karen Croner, is about a Princeton admissions officer (Fey) who meets a man (Rudd) she used to go to school with. While the movie would certainly be funny, it seems to have dramatic undertones as well. Here’s the book description (via Amazon):
For years, 38-year-old Portia Nathan has avoided the past, hiding behind her busy (and sometimes punishing) career as a Princeton University admissions officer and her dependable domestic life. Her reluctance to confront the truth is suddenly overwhelmed by the resurfacing of a life-altering decision, and Portia is faced with an extraordinary test. Just as thousands of the nation’s brightest students await her decision regarding their academic admission, so too must Portia decide whether to make her own ultimate admission.
Comedy, drama, biopic, musical, I don’t care what type of movie it is! We just need Fey and Rudd together – for the sake of comedy!