Inside Higher Ed’s Scott Jaschik has an article about Tenure, an upcoming movie starring Luke Wilson as a college professor on the tenure track. I’ve got a couple of sound bites in the article, including a couple of jokey comments about how to make the work of college professors “visually interesting.” According to Variety, Mike Million wrote the script and will be directing the film, which is set to be distributed by Blowtorch, a neo-indie planning to specialize in low-budget movies for younger audiences. They also produce and distribute shorts and mobile content, so much of my curiosity about this film will be around the way that a Luke Wilson movie about tenure is marketed.
I do find it odd that the film pits Wilson’s character against “an impressive new female colleague” in his pursuit of tenure and worried, obviously prematurely, that this plot line could be anti-feminist. That being said, I’m always intrigued whenever my profession (or at least someone who works in my profession) is depicted on the big screen, so I’m looking forward to seeing it.