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Amy Poehler is taking her old SNL castmates to Wine Country

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After refining her skills as a director on episodes of Broad City and Parks And Recreation, Amy Poehler is preparing to direct her first theatrical-ish feature film for Netflix. And, as one might expect from the woman who introduced the world to the concept of “Galentine’s Day,” she’s bringing her old friends from her Saturday Night Live days with her.

Called Wine Country, the film sounds a bit like Girls Trip by way of Sideways, as a group of longtime friends—played by Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph, and former SNL writer Emily Spivey—travels to Napa Valley to celebrate one of their 50th birthdays. Tina Fey is also set to appear in a featured role. Poehler will produce the film as well as direct from a script written by Spivey and Liz Cackowski, also an SNL veteran.


The Hollywood Reporter says that the film is set to begin shooting in Los Angeles and Napa Valley at the end of the month, so get those B&B reservations in now. Poehler’s also currently producing an untitled comedy series for Netflix, starring Natasha Lyonne as a woman stuck at a terrible party. Seriously, that’s what it’s about.

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