Amy Poehler’s directorial debut will be in a Netflix comedy which, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is about a group of “longtime friends who go to Napa for a weekend getaway to celebrate a 50th birthday“ and for some reason it’s not called White Girls (And Maya Rudolph) Trip. Seems like a missed opportunity to me but they’re going with Wine Country as the title. In addition to directing, Amy will also be producing and is cramming as many of her lady comedy cohorts into the cast as she can.
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.
If Amy manages to depict an authentic “middle aged ladies partying it up in Napa” experience we can expect a lot of spectacularly drunk women trying to hold it down while dining in upscale bistros, juvenile limo antics, somebody falling ass over teakettle off a picnic bench whilst lunchng in a vineyard and some masterfully delivered passive aggressive behavior.
From the looks of Netflix’s announcement on Twitter, we can add cringy drunk warbling to that list.
It's happening—Amy Poehler's directorial debut, Wine Country, is coming soon to Netflix! Starring Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph, Emily Spivey and featuring Tina Fey. Get excited. Get real excited. pic.twitter.com/kZedPmzeVC
— Netflix US (@netflix) March 20, 2018