Could the Plastics be headed to Broadway? If Tina Fey has her way, quite possibly. During an interview at the SAG Awards this weekend, the Mean Girls screenwriter revealed that she and her husband (30 Rock composer Jeff Richmond) are working on a musical version of the high school comedy classic. And while casting has yet to begin, Fey joked that she could just have a role for noted movie fan Mariah Carey. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 by Angie Han
Though Disney’s The Muppets sequel will be a big-screen release, Kermit and company apparently haven’t forgotten their small-screen roots. Last month, Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrell signed to play two key human characters in the film. Now, Tina Fey is rounding out the cast as the female lead.
The plotline and other details are being kept vague for now, but thanks to a tipster who worked in production on the last film, we also have some word on what the title might be. Read on after the jump.
Posted on Thursday, December 20th, 2012 by Angie Han
For high school seniors, college admissions board members can seem almost godlike in their power over the futures. From the time the kids send in their application to the time they hear back, the fate of the world seems to rest in the schools’ hands.* But as the new trailer for Admission shows, the process isn’t always a pleasant one for the folks on the other end, either.
In the new film by Paul Weitz, Tina Fey plays a Princeton admissions officer who takes a recruiting trip to an unusual school run by her former college classmate Paul Rudd. It turns into a potentially life-changing event when she crosses paths with a boy (Nat Wolff) who may or may not be the son she gave up long ago. Watch the video after the jump.
Posted on Friday, November 16th, 2012 by Angie Han
Tina Fey built her career on the fast-paced comedy of Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, but with the latter almost at an end it’s time for her to move on to the next phase. If the trailer for Paul Weitz‘s Admission for any indication, that may just end up being movie stardom. Perhaps even as something of a dramatic actor.
Although Admission is billed as a dramatic comedy, it represents a more serious turn than anything we’ve seen from Fey before. Fey plays Portia, a Princeton admissions officer who’s forced to confront a painful secret during what initially appears to be a routine recruiting trip. Paul Rudd also stars, as a former classmate of Portia’s who harbors a crush on her, and Nat Wolff plays a teenager who may have ties to her past. Watch the trailer after the jump.
Posted on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 by Angie Han
While the Academy has selected Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane to host its ceremony come February 2013, the HFPS is doubling down with not one but two funny ladies for the Golden Globes. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have just been chosen to anchor this year’s awards, which will take place in January. The famous friends have collaborated frequently over the course of their careers, most notably as castmates on Saturday Night Live and in the films Mean Girls and Baby Mama. More after the jump.
TV Bits: ‘Bates Motel’, ‘Justified’, ‘Girls’, ‘Terra Nova’, ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Fringe’, ‘It’s Always Sunny’, Baz Luhrmann, Tina Fey, Christopher Guest
Posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 by Angie Han
Today we have a nice mix of shows that don’t even exist yet, shows that have already been cancelled, and everything in between. After the jump:
- Baz Luhrmann is making his first foray into television
- Tina Fey plans tostick to television after 30 Rock ends
- Carlton Cuse brings Richard Alpert to the Bates Motel
- Christopher Guest adds old friends to his HBO comedy
- Revolution star David Meunier will return to Justified
- Rita Wilson will not go naked on Girls, if you were curious
- Here’s what would’ve happened on Terra Nova Season 2
- AMC offhandedly reveals The Walking Dead renewal
- Fringe‘s final season gets an intense full-length trailer
- See Haley Joel Osment in It’s Always Sunny ad
Posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 by Angie Han
Tina Fey has had some seriously enviable onscreen suitors over the course of her career — James Marsden, Jon Hamm, and Matt Damon, just to name a few — and she may now be about to add Paul Rudd to that distinguished roster as well. Rudd is reportedly circling the male lead in Paul Weitz‘s Admission, a dramatic comedy based on the novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz. He would replace Owen Wilson, who was weighing the role earlier this month but has since moved on. More details after the jump.
Posted on Friday, March 2nd, 2012 by Angie Han
When we first heard about Tina Fey circling Paul Weitz‘ Admission back in January of last year, we were midly surprised to note that the project seemed to be a drama. Considering that Fey’s known for stuff like Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, and Mean Girls, and that Weitz’s resume includes as many comedies (Little Fockers, American Dreamz) as dramas (Being Flynn), it seemed much more natural to assume that it’d be another funny film.
But Admission is indeed intended as a serious-minded picture, even as another star known for making people laugh has begun circling the project. Owen Wilson is said to be weighing a role in the film, which will begin shooting this summer. More details after the jump.
TV Bits: Terence Winter Talks ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Season 2 Finale, Plus: ’30 Rock’, ‘The League’, ‘Terra Nova’, Judd Apatow
Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 by Angie Han
As we head toward the holiday season, Boardwalk Empire winds down, 30 Rock gears up, and Terra Nova remains in purgatory. After the jump:
- Showrunner Terence Winter explains the explosive Season 2 finale for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire
- NBC drops an enticing teaser for 30 Rock‘s 6th season
- HBO reveals a second trailer for its Judd Apatow / Lena Dunham series Girls
- FX renews The League for a fourth season
- Fox pushes its decision about Terra Nova‘s fate to next year