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Amy Poehler and Her Pals Will Film ‘Wine Country’ Movie in Napa

Filming starts in March


Amy Poehler is about to direct her first feature film, Wine Country, which will take place in — you guessed it — Napa Valley. Poehler will star in the movie, which starts filming in March with some of the actress and director’s closest comedienne pals.

The premise is a tale as old as time: A crew of female friends flock to the country’s most famous wine region for a wine-soaked 50th birthday party. True to life, the group will ride around the valley, visiting wineries and stirring up hilarious trouble (though tasting room employees may find that trouble less amusing).

Like many past movies starring Poehler, the cast is studded with SNL stars like Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, and Ana Gasteyer. The script was written by Poehler’s Parks and Recreation collaborator Emily Spivey and Liz Cackowski, both of whom wrote for SNL as well.

Starting in March, keep an eye out for the gregarious crew as filming begins. No word on which wineries and/or restaurants that will make it onto the small screen, but we’ll be watching. For now, get a sneak peek at the lady squad’s singing skills via this tweet announcing the movie: