Movie News: Amy Poehler to Star in and Direct ‘Wine Country’

The House

Wine Country: Amy Poehler (The House, above) will direct and star in Wine Country. The comedy will mark her directorial debut; it follows longtime friends who travel to the Napa Valley region of California to celebrate a birthday. Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph and Emily Spivey will also star, while Tina Fey will be featured. Spivey wrote the original screenplay with Liz Cackowski. Production will begin later this month. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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.

— Netflix US (@netflix) March 20, 2018

The Big Sick

Stuber: Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, above) will star in Stuber. Dave Bautista is already set to star in the action comedy, which will be directed by Michael Dowse (Goon). Tripper Clancy wrote the original script. Nanjiani will portray an Uber driver who picks up a cop (Bautista) on the trail of a killer. [Heat Vision]


Good Boys: Jacob Tremblay (Room; Wonder, above with Julia Roberts) will star in Good Boys. The film is described as an “R-rated comedy” that revolves around four boys who skip school for a day-long adventure. Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, whose credits as a writing team include Year One and Bad Teacher, wrote the screenplay and will make their directorial debut. Producers include Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. [Deadline]


Tag Trailer: Jeremy Renner (above), Jon Hamm, Ed Helms and Hannibal Buress star in Tag as friends who gather every year for a month-long game of tag. As the first trailer shows, however, their annual gathering may be coming to a close. Annabelle Wallis, Rashida Jones and Isla Fisher also star in the action-comedy, which will open in theaters on June 15. [Movieclips]