Amy Poehler to Direct, Star in and Produce Netflix Comedy 'Wine Country' (Exclusive)
The film, also starring Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer and Maya Rudolph, will be Poehler's feature directorial debut.
Amy Poehler is hopping into the director's seat with a little vino in hand.
The actress-turned-producer will make her feature directorial debut with Wine Country, a Netflix comedy she will also star in and produce.
Poehler has assembled an all-star lineup of fellow comedians for her project, with Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph and Emily Spivey joining her on the call sheet. Longtime partner in crime Tina Fey will also be on hand.
The script was written by Spivey, who worked with Poehler on her NBC show Parks and Recreation as well as on Saturday Night Live, and Liz Cackowski, who also worked on SNL.
Wine Country tells the story of old friends who go to Napa for a weekend getaway to celebrate a 50th birthday.
Poehler is producing via her Paper Kite Productions. Also producing are Paper Pictures' Carla Hacken (Hell or High Water) and Dunshire Productions' Morgan Sackett, a veteran TV producer who counts Parks and Recreation, Veep and Seinfeld among his credits.
Principal photography will begin toward the end of the month in Los Angeles and Napa.
Poehler, who has directed episodes of Parks and Recreation and Broad City, is repped by WME, 3 Arts Entertainment and Sloane Offer. She will next be seen hosting, along with Nick Offerman, the NBC competition series Making It.
The cast confirmed the news of the film in a musical post.
It's happening—Amy Poehler's directorial debut, Wine Country, is coming soon to Netflix! Starring Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph, Emily Spivey and featuring Tina Fey. Get excited. Get real excited. pic.twitter.com/kZedPmzeVC— Netflix US (@netflix) March 20, 2018