Amy Poehler to direct, produce, and star in comedy Wine Country
Netflix has announced that Amy Poehler will be making her feature directorial debut on Netflix comedy, Wine Country. The actress will also star in and produce the comedy. Poehler has assembled a group of fellow comedians for the project, including Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph, and Emily Spivey. Tina Fey will also make an appearance in the film.
Wine Country tells the story of a group of longtime friends who go to Napa for a weekend getaway to celebrate a 50th birthday. The movie was written by Spivey, who is reuniting with Poehler after they worked together on NBC’s Park and Recreation as well as Saturday Night Live, alongside Liz Cackowski (SNL).
Poehler is producing via Paper Kite Productions, alongside Paper Pictures’ Carla Hacken (Brad’S Status) and Dunshire Productions’ Morgan Sackett, a veteran TV producer (Parks and Recreation, Veep, Seinfeld). Principal photography on the project will start toward the end of March in Los Angeles and Napa, California.