The first images from Amy’s directorial debut Wine Country have been released by People Magazine. We couldn’t be more excited to watch the movie! Wine Country is available for streaming starting May 10 on Netflix. Our gallery has been updated with the production stills that were released today, check them out below!
“Wine Country is a comedy about long time friends going on a trip to celebrate a 50th birthday,” Poehler tells PEOPLE in the latest issue. “It is loosely based on a real trip that myself and the cast took, and it’s an attempt to show what deep and lasting female friendships look like.”
“In many ways the film is a long conversation between funny women who don’t mind making emotional deep dives,” Poehler continues. “They discover they aren’t connecting the way they used to because they aren’t keeping their relationships. It’s a love story to all the women in my life who hold me up, and it’s told by the funniest and deepest women I know.”
During an interview at the Golden Globes, Amy confirmed that ‘Wine Country’ is set to be released in May, but she never said a specific date. The website Popculture.com is reporting that the movie’s release date is May 10, but it has yet to be confirmed by Netflix. Read more about it below:
Three movies from three huge female stars are reportedly on their way to Netflix: Brie Larson’s Unicorn Store, Gina Rodriguez’s Someone Great and Amy Poehler’s Wine Country.
All three movies feature their famous female leads both in front of and behind the camera. Unicorn Store was directed by Larson—her first ever feature as a director. Poehler is also the director of Wine Country, though she has overseen four TV episodes before. Rodriguez, meanwhile, is a producer on Someone Great.
Meanwhile, Wine Country brings together some of Poehler’s most beloved collaborators under her direction. The cast includes Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch and Jason Schwartzman, among others. It follows a group of friends on a road trip to Napa, where they intend to celebrate a 50th birthday. The movie is one of Netflix’s most hotly anticipated originals of the year, but the May 10 release date still has yet to be confirmed.
During an interview with Vulture, Paula Pell was asked about Amy’s directorial debut Wine Country. She talked a little bit about the plot of the movie and all the actress that are involved in it. You can watch the video and read an article below!
Paula Pell can’t say much about Netflix’s forthcoming movie Wine Country, but she did say her part “may involve dildos.” The project, which she also teased will be released in “springish time,” marks Amy Poehler’s directorial debut. Pell sat down alongside Richard Kind, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Rhys Thomas, and Alex Buono at Vulture Spot at Sundance to talk about their new episode of IFC’s Documentary Now, but things got a little off-topic.
Wine Country was inspired by a true story — but not the kind of tear-jerking, stranger-than-fiction tale you might associate with that tagline. In reality, the idea for the film came to Poehler after a girls’ trip to Napa for Rachel Dratch’s 50th birthday with fellow mid-2000s SNL powerhouse alums Pell, Dratch, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer, Tina Fey, and Emily Spivey.
Pell revealed that while the actresses don’t play themselves in the film, the story is still about the group. “Every fault and every wonderful thing” remains present in each of the characters, Pell said. Little else is known about the project, except that it also includes Jason Schwartzman and Cherry Jones, and was co-written by Spivey and former SNL writer Liz Cackowski.
From the group of friends that brought us this, this, and this, it’s definitely about time they all got together and made a movie. “When the friendship stays real off camera, you get the results on camera,” Dratch previously told Vulture.