Chelsea Peretti is making her directorial debut with the cheekily-titled “First Time Feminine Director.” The “Brooklyn 9-9” alumna and two-time WGA nominee has wrapped manufacturing on the pic for Fox’s MarVista and Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions. Deadline broke the news.
Written by and starring Peretti, who can be among the many pic’s producers, “First Time Feminine Director” is about “at an area theater in Glendale, CA, the place a newly minted feminine director struggles to fill the sneakers of her male predecessor, placing her Southern rural drama in jeopardy.”
The movie’s supporting forged contains Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”), Kate Berlant (“Would It Kill You to Chuckle?”), and Megan Stalter (“Hacks”).
“That is the venture of a lifetime for me — an opportunity to have my voice embodied by a very good ensemble of comedic actors,” Peretti informed Deadline. “I’m so moved to have a prolific, beloved, and sharp comedy collaborator like Amy Poehler as a producer and actor. And grateful for my champions at MarVista, who took this from script to display. Our dream was to look at a laugh-out-loud comedy movie and I can not wait to share what we’ve got made with audiences as quickly as potential! Additionally, I like my lawyer. She’s nice.”
Poehler added, “Paper Kite is thrilled to assist help the hilarious Chelsea Peretti and her deeply distinctive and humorous movie. We even have liked working with MarVista and are grateful they helped make this all occur.”
Peretti acquired two WGA nods for her work on “Parks and Recreation” and a SAG nom for Excellent Efficiency by an Ensemble in a Comedy Sequence for “Brooklyn 9-9.” The “Large Mouth” actress launched a stand-up particular, “One of many Greats,” in 2014.