Amy Poehler will make her directorial debut with the Netflix comedy WINE COUNTRY, which will star her long-time friends and colleagues Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer and Maya Rudolph. Tina Fey will also be involved, as well as Paula Pell, who wrote the duo’s comedy Sisters.
Emily Spivey wrote the script for Wine Country with another Saturday Night Live vet Liz Cackowski. Spivey and Poehler previously worked together on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation as well as on SNL.
The film is about longtime friends who go to Napa, California (aka “wine country”) to celebrate the 50th birthday of one of them. Production will begin in the next couple weeks in L.A. and Napa.
Poehler produces through Paper Kite Productions, along with Paper Pictures’ Carla Hacken and Dunshire Productions’ Morgan Sackett. The latter produced hit shows like Parks and Rec, Veep and Seinfeld.
Having previously directed episodes of Parks and Rec and Broad City, Poehler will be hosting the NBC competition show Making It with Nick Offerman. She is represented by WME, 3 Arts Entertainment and Sloane Offer.
This story was initially reported on by The Hollywood Reporter.
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor