Did you know that Tina Fey is an admissions officer at Princeton University? Ok, well maybe not the real Princeton University. But she plays an admissions officer from Princeton in the upcoming movie “Admission.” The movie, slated to be released on March 8th from Focus Features, is directed by Paul Weitz and stars Fey and Paul Rudd. It’s based on the book of the same name authored by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Korelitz’s husband is a professor at Princeton and some years ago, she asked Princeton’s Dean of Admissions if she could be an outside reader for the university. Her wish was granted and this experience helped her understand the backdrop for her novel — which is fictional.
Anyhow, the trailer for the Ivy League admissions movie is now out. Check it out. The plot focuses on a Princeton admissions officer who goes to visit an alternative high school to recruit students to apply to the university. When she shows up, she sees an old college friend, who introduces her to the son she gave up for adoption many years ago. Alright, so it goes a bit outside of the admissions office, but can you imagine a movie that stays within the walls of an admissions office? We’d imagine that wouldn’t be fantastic entertainment.
We’re really excited to see this movie in March! It’s not every day that a movie that centers on a college admissions officer at an Ivy League school hits theaters starring one of the most celebrated comedians of our time. It’s a great book that we encourage you to read and we suspect it’ll be an even better film. Can’t wait!