The comedy/drama Admission started production this week in New Jersey and New York. The film stars The comedy/drama stars Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen, Gloria Reuben, Wallace Shawn, and Lily Tomlin. The screenplay was written by Karen Croner (One True Thing) and Paul Weitz (About a Boy) and was adapted from Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel of the same name. Paul Weitz also is directing Admission and most recently directed Being Flynn starring Paul Dano and Robert de Niro. Focus Features obtained the worldwide rights to the film and is marketing it at the Cannes Film Festival which is going on right now.
Admission Synopsis: “In the movie, Ms. Fey is portraying Portia Nathan, an admissions officer at Princeton University. Evaluating thousands of hopeful college students, the exceedingly bright and driven woman lives her life by the book, both at work and in her relationship with a faculty colleague, Mark (Mr. Sheen). Visiting an experimental New Hampshire high school submitting applicants, Portia is caught off guard when its co-founder John Halsey (Mr. Rudd) turns out to have attended college with her. She is then floored when reminded of the life-altering decision that she made while still a student herself; she had a son, who she gave up for adoption, and who she now realizes may be one of John’s students, the precocious misfit Jeremiah. As Portia’s emotions surge forth, she finds her life turning upside down in embarrassing ways and begins to bend the admissions rules – in the hopes of getting Jeremiah on the best path while perhaps righting her own as well.”
There is no target release date for the film yet.
Source: Lost in Reviews
by Sarah Ksiazek