Josephine Langford’s career seems to be coming along since her summer sleeper hit “After” as the actress will be working with comedian Amy Poehler on her next directorial venture. The Australian actress will be one of the cast members for the Netflix film “Moxie.”

Deadline reported exclusively that Langford would be starring alongside Hadley Robinson, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Lauren Tsai, and Ike Barinholtz. Based on the book by Jennifer Mathieu, “Moxie” follows the story of a girl (Robinson) hailing from a small town who gets inspired by her mother’s Riot Girl past and begins a feminist movement at her high school. Langford will portray Emma Johnson, a fellow student and host of the school’s daily TV announcements.

This marks Poehler’s second film as a director. Her debut, “Wine Country,” was released on Netflix earlier this year. As well as direct, the comedian has also produced several projects with the streaming giant, including the hit series “Russian Doll.”

Of course, the actress has been known for her award-winning work on “Saturday Night Live.” She has also received praise for her work as Leslie Knope in the comedy series “Parks and Recreation,” which earned her a Golden Globe.

Langford is currently reprising her role as Tessa Young in the sequel “After We Collided” along with co-star Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, which is likely to release sometime in 2020. The sister of “13 Reasons Why” star Katherine Langford, Josephine made her debut in the 2017 horror film “Wish Upon.” She has worked on an episode of the horror anthology series “Into the Dark” earlier this year. The 22-year-old won a Teen Choice Award for her role in “After” for 2019.

The film is currently in production under Poehler’s production house Paper Kite. Poehler will be producing the film along with Morgan Sackett and Kim Lessing. The film will be adapted from a screenplay by Tamara Chestna. There is currently no release date scheduled for the upcoming film.

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Amy Poehler is pictured at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson