Netflix is bringing a healthy new dose of girl power to the screen with the help of Amy Poehler!
Jennifer Mathieu‘s 2017 YA novel about an old-fashioned small-town high school’s feminist revolution, Moxie, is headed to the streaming service. Poehler’s Paper Kite production banner optioned the movie last year, but no one knew just how involved she’d be with the project, personally. Now we know that she’s producing (alongside Morgan Sackett and Kim Lessing) and directing the adaptation!
Moxie follows Viv Carter, a teen who’s grow sick of her football-obsessed Texas high school that allows the players to get away with pretty much anything. Inspired by her own mother’s Riot Grrrl past, Viv releases an anonymous zine meant to battle the school’s culture and somewhat accidentally sets off a feminist revolution.
According to Deadline, the movie won’t be Poehler’s first experience directing a feature film, — that will be Wine Country, a comedy headed to Netflix in May– but it marks Mathieu’s first time seeing one of her books adapted for the screen.
The film is still in the early stages of development, but in the meantime, you can check it out the book that started it all via Amazon!