Oh, I see… Friday is trailer day. Lots and lots of new trailers, and they’re all over the map in terms of genre and tone.
I had no idea Paul Rudd and Tina Fey were making a film together, and I always enjoy it when a trailer shows up out of nowhere like this. It’s a Paul Weitz movie, so I’m going to guess it falls somewhere between a traditional comedy and a traditional drama. It features Wallace Shawn, Michael Sheen, Gloria Reuben, and Lily Tomlin, and it’s aiming for a March 2013 release.
Here’s the synopsis for the film:
Straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan (Fey) is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the free-wheeling John Pressman (Rudd). Pressman has surmised that Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), his gifted yet very unconventional student, might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption many years ago. Soon, Portia finds herself bending the rules for Jeremiah, putting at risk the life she thought she always wanted – but in the process finding her way to a surprising and exhilarating life and romance she never dreamed of having.
Here’s the trailer, via Yahoo! Movies:
I love seeing Gloria Reuben showing up in more movies these days. She doesn’t work nearly enough, and between this and “Lincoln,” she seems to be having a nice run of movies these days. And for Fey, this is going to be a nice next step for her as an actor. She’s a damn fine writer, but it’s a different skill set to step into someone else’s project, and while she’s said before that she’s not an actor with a huge range, I think she might surprise people including herself.
“Admission” arrives in theaters March 8, 2013.