ADMISSION, Paul Weitz's new comedy about a college entrance official, starts production this week in New York and New Jersey. And its cast is at the top of their class: Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen, Gloria Reuben, Wallace Shawn, and Lily Tomlin. The comedy, adapted by Karen Croner and Mr. Weitz from Jean Hanff Korelitz's 2009 novel of the same name, focuses on Portia Nathan (Tina Fey), an admissions officer at Princeton University whose life plans are drastically altered after visiting an experimental New Hampshire high school. There she meets with the co-founder John Halsey (Paul Rudd), who introduces her to a student who might just be the son she gave up for adoption nearly two decades before.
In making ADMISSION, director and co-writer Paul Weitz is reteaming with many of the people he worked with on BEING FLYNN: Producer Andrew Miano, Academy-Award nominated executive producer Caroline Baron; director of photography Declan Quinn; production designer Sarah Knowles; editor Joan Sobel; and costume designer Aude Bronson-Howard. For CEO James Schamus, "Everyone at Focus is delighted to be continuing our collaboration with Paul Weitz, a truly humane filmmaker. As always, Paul has joined with an amazing cast, for a story that promises not only laughs and tears, but the deep pleasures of understanding and empathy." Focus holds worldwide rights to ADMISSION, and will commence sales at this month's Cannes International Film Festival.
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