Amy Poehler's 'Moxie' Finds Its Star With Hadley Robinson

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From left: Hadley Robinson, Amy Poehler, Lauren Tsai

Lauren Tsai ('Legion') will co-star in the Netflix feature.

Hadley Robinson and Lauren Tsai are set to star in Moxie, the latest directorial effort from Amy Poehler.

Penned by Tamara Chestna (After), the Netflix coming-of-age comedy tells of a girl (Robinson) from a small town who is inspired by her mother’s riot-girl past and starts a feminist revolution at her high school.

Poehler is producing via her Paper Kite banner, along with cohorts Morgan Sackett and Kim Lessing. The project is an adaptation of the book by Jennifer Mathieu.

Shooting is set to begin later this month.

Moxie is Poehler’s second feature as a director. She previously helmed Wine Country, also a Netflix production, in which she also starred along with Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch and Ana Gasteyer, among others. Her Paper Kite shingle is also behind the acclaimed Netflix show Russian Doll.

The UTA-repped Robinson is a rising actress who has a role in Amazon's upcoming drama Utopia and will also appear in Gerta Gerwig’s all-star adaptation of Little Women. She recently wrapped a turn in HBO’s pilot Showtime centering on the Los Angeles Lakers in which she plays a young Jeanie Buss.