Michael Sheen Joining Tina Fey and Paul Rudd in 'Admission' (Exclusive)

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Michael Sheen is joining the cast of Admission, Focus Features’ comedy starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd.

Paul Weitz (About a Boy) is directing the project from Karen Croner's script. It's about an unmarried college admissions counselor (Fey) who strikes up a romance with a man (Rudd) she knew when she was in school.

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Sheen will play Fey’s stiff British boyfriend. On NBC's 30 Rock, his character — comically named Wesley Snipes — dated Fey's Liz Lemon.

A May start in New York is being eyed.

Sheen most recently appeared in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. This year, he’ll be seen in part two of Twilight franchise as well as Terrence Malick’s latest project, whose all-star cast includes Ben AffleckRachel McAdamsJavier Bardem and Rachel Weisz

Sheen is repped by ICM, Tammy Rosen at Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management and the U.K.’s Roxane Vacca Management.

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