I’m not sure if this is actually a new trend, whereby more and more A-list actors are heading up their own production companies, or if it’s just the existence of the internet that makes us aware of said companies. Either way, the projects that actors are choosing to back (some as starring vehicles, but more commonly now, for other actors) are turning out to be a cool indicator of the types of projects they’re passionate about, and a pretty clear window into who they are and where their tastes lie.
For example, John Boyega is (semi)quietly carving out a space for himself as a mega-celebrity superstar, secured apart from his Star Wars gig by producing Pacific Rim 2 (in which he’ll also star).
Also, it was announced today that Channing Tatum will be producing a fake ’80s Romanian crime show called Iron Fisting. If any Tatum has ever Channinged harder, I haven’t seen it.
But Amy Poehler’s production company might be one of the best indications of her personal tastes and values. Because Paper Kite Productions the company behind the phenomenal Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. She’s also sold a crazy number of pilots that we haven’t seen yet, but hopefully will soon or someday. And now, she’s got a new show on the horizon that seems perfectly Poehler in its description. This is Baby:
The new show, which is part of Poehler’s renewed deal with Universal Television, stars Scott as the youngest male in an organize-crime family comprised entirely of women. Though he’s tough at work, his mother and seven older sisters push him around at home.
That “Scott” there is Sean Michael Scott, AKA Stiffler, AKA the pre-Chad Michael Murray prototype for the go-to douche-bro extraordinaire. If there’s anyone to tackle the idea of in-house misandry, though the eyes of a baby mafia man, it’s Amy Poehler.
I feel like if all goes well, even though Poehler herself doesn’t look to be a part of the cast, this show is going to be a goldmine of eye-roll GIFs.
Via The Wrap.