With Paul Weitz‘s “Being Flynn” beginning its limited rollout in theaters this weekend, the helmer isn’t wasting any time getting to this next pic. The project, titled “Admission,” has been brewing for over a year now, with Tina Fey attached to star, and it was just over a week ago that the director said he still intends to make it his next film. And it seems the wheels are starting to turn.
Vulture reports that Owen Wilson is now eyeing a role in the movie. Based on the book by Jean Hanff Korelitz, the story centers on Portia Nathan (Fey), a Princeton admissions officer whose (non-sexual/romantic) relationship with a 17-year-old prospect causes discord with her live-in partner Mark, an English professor at the school. Should Wilson come aboard, he’d be playing a teacher at an alternative high school who falls in love with Portia. But whether or not he takes the gig remains to be seen.
Wilson is currently in the mix for a few projects including a re-team with Vince Vaughn for “Interns,” Errol Morris‘ “Freezing People Is Easy” and he was mentioned as a contender for that Warren Beatty Howard Hughes movie that seems to have gone quiet. But a Fey/Wilson pairing could be pretty enjoyable, even if this drama will find them both playing against type. The project is housed over at Focus Features, and if all goes well, it will shoot this summer once Fey is done for the season on “30 Rock.”