Amy Poehler to Direct and Star in 'Your New Favorite Movie,' and It Involves Wine
What’s better than an Amy Poehler comedy? An Amy Poehler comedy with wine in hand, obviously. (And by that, we mean in both Poehler's and our hands.) Poehler has teamed up with an all-star cast of comedians for a new Netflix original movie, Wine Country, and we know we’re in for a boozy treat, thanks to an adorable tweet from Netflix today.
“It's happening—Amy Poehler's directorial debut, Wine Country, is coming soon to Netflix!” it teased. “Starring Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph, Emily Spivey, and featuring Tina Fey. Get excited. Get real excited.”
Wine Country will be Poehler’s feature directorial debut, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which got the scoop on the new film. Spivey, who worked with Poehler on NBC’s Parks and Recreation and Saturday Night Live, wrote the script with the help of SNL and Forgetting Sarah Marshall writer Liz Cackowski, the publication says.
The movie will follow “longtime friends who go to Napa for a weekend getaway to celebrate a 50th birthday,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. And we can only imagine what hilarious hijinks the women can rustle up with a bottle or ten of vino.
Poehler, along with Carla Hacken of Paper Pictures and Morgan Sackett of Dunshire Productions—who has produced Parks and Recreation, Veep, and Seinfeld—are working together to produce the film, which is set to begin filming in Napa in March.
That Netflix tweet also includes a priceless preview of the fun—with or without the help of wine—we can hope to see in Wine Country. Poehler, Fey, Rudolph, Dratch, Spivey, Pell, and Gasteyer sing Kenny Loggins’ “Whenever I Call You Friend” before announcing the title of the film, which they humbly call “your new favorite movie.”