Universal Pictures and Amy Poehler are set to work together yet again. The studio, which has had a record year, has added another promising project by buying the rights to the pitch for Schooled. According to Deadline, the comedy will be written by Erica Oyama, and Poehler and Brooke Posch will produce via their Paper Kite Productions banner. Erik Baiers is set to oversee the project for Universal.
Plot details are largely being kept quiet, but the story will reportedly be that of a high school teacher as she seeks the respect she feels she deserves. Although Poehler is currently only attached to produce, it’s hard not to hope that she’ll play a role. The combination of the hilarious actress and a high school-centric screenplay proved superb in 2004’s Mean Girls, written by Poehler’s pal Tina Fey.
Poehler and Fey’s latest collaboration, Sisters, will soon be released by Universal. The comedy, due out on Dec. 18, centers on two adult sisters who decide to throw a rager at their childhood home before their parents sell it. Poehler and the studio are also set to work together on Balls, yet another upcoming comedy; she’ll star as the first female NBA coach as well as produce through Paper Kite Productions.
Like Poehler, Oyama has worked with Universal in the past as well. The studio bought a pitch from her and husband Ken Marino for a comedy called Me Time, which they joined forces to write. Oyama has also created Burning Love for Yahoo and E!, a series that parodies reality relationship shows. On top of Schooled, Oyama has several other projects in progress, including True Freshman with Fox.