Amy Poehler will once again be working with Netflix on her second feature Moxie, an adaptation of the novel.
Moxie will tell viewers the story of a girl (played by Hadley Robinson) who lives in a small town where nothing happens to anyone. Until she takes a look into her mother’s past and finds that she was a ‘Riot Girl’. Inspired by this new information, she decides that she wants to follow in her mother’s trouble-making footprints and starts a feminist revolt within her high school.
The cast includes familiar Netflix faces such as Marcia Gay Harden (Code Black), Clark Gregg (Agents of Shield), Nico Hiraga (Booksmart), Sydney Park (Pretty Little Liars), Anjelika Washington (Tall Girl), Josephine Langford (After), Josie Totah (Jessie), Sabrina Haskett (American Idol), Hadley Robinson (Little Women), Lauren Tsai (Terrace House: Aloha State), Patrick Schwarzenegger (Midnight Sun) and Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project). The film will also welcome newcomers such as Alycia Pascual-Peña, Joshua Darnell Walker and Charlie Hall
The writer is Tamara Chestna who previously worked on Netflix’s After. She will be adapting the screenplay from the novel Moxie which was written by Jennifer Mathieu.
Director Amy Poehler previously worked with Netflix on her debut feature film with the streaming company, Wine Country which was shown back in May. She starred in the film herself but will not be appearing in Moxie this time – as far as we know, anyway.
We will have to wait a little while before Moxie brings the feminist fire onto our screens – the production is currently on Principal Photography in Los Angeles.