Moxie (2021 Film) Information
Moxie is a comedy-drama film. The cast includes Hadley Robinson (Vivian), Lauren Tsai (Claudia), Patrick Schwarzenegger (Mitchell), Nico Hiraga (Seth), Sydney Park (Kiera), Josephine Langford (Emma), Clark Gregg (John), Josie Totah (CJ), Alycia Pascual-Peña (Lucy), Anjelika Washington (Amaya), Charlie Hall (Bradley), and Sabrina Haskett (Kaitlynn), with Ike Barinholtz (Mr. Davies), Amy Poehler (Lisa), and Marcia Gay Harden (Principal Shelly).
Amy Poehler is the director of the PG-13 movie. It is based on the novel by Jennifer Mathieu.
Adapted for the screen by Tamara Chestna and Dylan Meyer.
Filmed in Altadena, California.
Synopsis of the film
Fed up with the sexist and toxic status quo at her high school, a shy 16-year-old finds inspiration from her mother’s rebellious past and anonymously publishes a zine that sparks a school-wide, coming-of-rage revolution.
Statement from Director Amy Poehler regarding how she first became familiar with the book this movie is based on, MOXIE by Jennifer Mathieu
Kim Lessing, one of our producers at my production company Paper Kite, brought the book to me and was like, “You should check this out. It’s a great read.” All the women in our office read it, and we were all really moved by the story and the idea that a revolution can start with one step. I liked that the character Vivian was an unlikely hero, and that — like a lot of YA fiction — this story isn’t cynical or jaded. I was interested in directing again after Wine Country, so we developed this movie from the very beginning. I called Jennifer Mathieu and talked through her original vision, found the writers to write the script, and were involved from start to finish, which has been the coolest.
The movie will be available on March 3, 2021.