Wine Country: Amy Poehler will direct and star in Netflix's new comedy


Amy Poehler is hopping into the director's seat with a little vino in hand. In addition to Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, Paula Pell and Emily Spivey star in the Netflix original film, according to the report.

Napa and the Wine Country are apparently ready for their closeup.

Poehler will make her directorial debut with the Netflix comedy, which was written by Emily Spivey (SNL, The Last Man on Earth, and Parks and Recreation, including the "Eagleton" episode) and Liz Cackowski (SNL).

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is about a group of friends who visit California wine country for a 50th birthday celebration. "Get excited. Get real excited".

A few former members of "Saturday Night Live" are reuniting on the small screen, led by Burlington native (and BC alum) Amy Poehler.

Poehler is producing via her Paper Kite Productions. 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". Carla Hacken ("Hell or High Water", "Brad's Status") will produce via her Paper Pictures label and Morgan Sackett ("Parks and Recreation", "Veep") will produce through Dunshire Productions. In the meantime, Poehler will also be appearing on Making It, a new craft competition show she is hosting with her Parks and Rec co-star Nick Offerman.