Amy Poehler to Direct, Star In and Produce New Comedy With Many Fellow ‘SNL’ Alums on Board

Mar 20, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Former “Saturday Night Live” and “Parks and Recreation” star Amy Poehler will be making her feature directing debut with the Netflix comedy “Wine Country,” which she will also star in and produce, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The project is loaded with “SNL” alums, with Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph also set to star, along with Paula Pell and Emily Spivey.

“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,'” THR reports.

“‘Wine Country’ tells of longtime friends who go to Napa for a weekend getaway to celebrate a 50th birthday,” THR adds.

Poehler is producing through her Paper Kite Productions.

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