Amy Poehler to direct, star in, and produce comedy ‘Wine Country’

Amy Poehler to direct, star in, and produce comedy Wine Country

Amy Poehler is hopping into the director’s seat for Wine Country. According to the reports coming in, 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 longtime NBC show Parks and Recreation as well as on Saturday Night Live, and Liz Cackowski, who also worked on SNL.

Wine Country tells of longtime friends who go to Napa for a weekend getaway to celebrate a 50th birthday.

Principal photography will begin toward the end of the month in Los Angeles and Napa.

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