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In the Works: Paul Rudd in Talks to Team with Tina Fey for Collegiate Comedy 'Admission'

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood March 15, 2012 at 12:42PM

Paul Rudd might join Tina Fey in upcoming collegiate comedy "Admission." The impish actor would add a light-hearted dash to Tina Fey's signature wry style. Owen Wilson was previously considered for the role, but the LA Times reports that it is more likely that Rudd will co-star.
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Paul Rudd might join Tina Fey in Focus Features' upcoming collegiate comedy "Admission."  The impish actor would add a light-hearted dash to Tina Fey's signature wry style.  Owen Wilson was previously considered for the role, but the LA Times reports that it is more likely that Rudd will co-star.  The pair could be wittily awkward gold.

Karen Croner, the author of 1998's "One True Thing" is adapting Jean Hanff Korelitz's satisfying novel about an accomplished college admissions officer who is unsettled by the return of a charming former classmate and misfit wunderkind.

Paul Weitz ("American Pie" and "About a Boy," a Focus release) will direct.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.