Trailer: Amy Poehler’s Moxie set for March release
James R | On 02, Feb 2021
“When I was 16 all I cared about was smashing the patriarchy.” That’s the sound of Amy Poehler reteaming with Netflix for coming-of-age comedy Moxie.
Based on the novel by Jennifer Mathieu, Moxie follows Vivian (Hadley Robinson), a seemingly shy 16-year-old, has always preferred to keep her head down and fly under the radar. But when the arrival of a new student (Alycia Pascual-Peña) forces her to examine the unchecked behaviour of her fellow students running rampant at her high school, Vivian realizes she’s fed up. Inspired by her mother’s rebellious past, Vivian anonymously publishes an underground zine called Moxie to expose bias and wrongdoing in her high school, and unexpectedly sparks a movement. Now at the centre of a revolution, Vivian begins to forge new friendships with other young women and allies, reaching across the divide of cliques and clubs as they learn to navigate the highs and lows of high school together.
The film co-stars Lauren Tsai, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Nico Hiraga, Sydney Park, Josephine Langford, Clark Gregg, Josie Totah, Anjelika Washington, Charlie Hall, Sabrina Haskett and Ike Barinholtz, with Marcia Gay Harden plus Poehler as Vivian’s mother.
Poehler, who made her directorial debut with Netflix’s Wine Country, is at the helm, with the script by Tamara Chestna and Dylan Meyer. The movie premieres on Netflix on 3rd March. Here’s the trailer:
Moxie is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.
Marcia Gay Harden, Clark Gregg join Amy Poehler’s Moxie
9th November 2019
Marcia Gay Harden and Clark Gregg have joined Amy Poehler’s Moxie.
The Netflix movie marks the second directorial effort from the Parks and Recreation star, who made her debut at the helm with Wine Country, which premiered on Netflix earlier this year. Now, she’s returning to the streaming giant for Moxie, the story of a girl (Hadley Robinson) from a small town who is inspired by her mother’s Riot Girl past and starts a feminist revolution at her high school.
Tamara Chestna (After) is adapting the screenplay from the book Moxie, by Jennifer Mathieu. Robinson (Little Women, I’m Thinking of Ending Things) and Lauren Tsai (Legion) were cast in the lead roles earlier this year. Now, they’re being joined by a host of impressive names, including Marcia Gay Harden, Clark Gregg, Nico Hiraga, Alycia Pascual-Peña, Sydney Park, Anjelika Washington, Josephine Langford, Joshua Darnell Walker, Josie Totah, Sabrina Haskett, Charlie Hall, Patrick Schwarzenegger and Ike Barinholtz.
The production company is Paper Kite, which is also behind the hit Netflix show Russian Doll and the upcoming second season of Making It on NBC, which Poehler co-hosts.
Principal Photography has commenced in Los Angeles.
Hadley Robinson and Lauren Tsai to star in Amy Poehler’s Moxie
15th October 2019
Hadley Robinson and Lauren Tsai will star in Amy Poehler’s Moxie.
The movie marks the second directorial effort from the Parks and Recreation star, who made her debut at the helm with Wine Country, which premiered on Netflix earlier this year. Now, she’s returning to the streaming giant for Moxie, the story of a girl (Robinson) from a small town who is inspired by her mother’s Riot Girl past and starts a feminist revolution at her high school.
Tamara Chestna (After) is adapting the screenplay from the book Moxie, by Jennifer Mathieu. Now, we know who’s going to be in front of the camera, with Robinson (Little Women, I’m Thinking of Ending Things & HBO’s Lakers pilot Showtime & Utopia) and Tsai (Legion) cast in the lead roles.
Principal photography begins this month.
Amy Poehler to direct Moxie at Netflix
21st February 2019
Amy Poehler is sticking with Netflix for her next directing gig, which is teen drama Moxie.
The Parks and Recreation star has increasingly stepped behind the camera in recent years, directing episodes of both Parks and Rec and Broad City. This summer, she makes her directorial debut with Wine Country, which stars Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, Emily Spivey and Poehler herself. Before then, she also teamed up with Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland to co-create Russian Doll, which is currently proving a popular hit among Netflix viewers.
Now, Deadline reports she’s reteaming again with the streaming giant for a Riot Grrrl-inspired drama. Based on Jennifer Mathieu’s novel, which Poehler’s Paper Kite acquired last year, the film follows a 16 year-old girl who is inspired by her mother’s past as part of the underground punk movement to start a feminist revolution at her high school.
Written by Tamara Chestna, the film is produced by Poehler’s Paper Kite banner, which is also behind Russian Doll. Poehler will produce with Veep’s Morgan Sackett and Paper Kite development director Kim Lessing.
Chestna, meanwhile, is no stranger to streaming, having penned Wildside for YouTube Premium, and was also EP on Dennis Quaid series The Art Of More plus feature films Other People’s Love Letters and Everything’s Cool.
Production on Moxie will begin this autumn.