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Liberal Arts, which Radnor (also known as hopeless romantic Ted Mosby from the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother) also wrote and directed, tells the story of a listless 35-year-old who returns to his alma mater to speak at his professor’s retirement dinner and falls for a 19-year-old sophomore (Olsen) at the school.
Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, John Magaro and Elizabeth Reaser also star.
IFC acquired the film following its crowd-pleasing premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival; two years prior, Radnor’s directorial debut, Happythankyoumoreplease, won the narrative feature audience award in Park City, Utah.
“He’s just really passionate,” Olsen said of Radnor in a recent interview with THR. “He’s been developing this project for a while, and … he knows what he wants and he’s just such a good guy.”
That said, she added, “I do have to say that Zac Efron and Allison Janney steal the film, I think, in my personal opinion.”
Liberal Arts hits theaters on Sept. 14.
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