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Amy Poehler basketball movie in the works at Universal

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Fresh off her success of providing the voice of Joy in Pixar’s summer smash Inside Out, Amy Poehler is moving forward with another project. She is set to star in and produce a currently untitled basketball comedy at Universal, EW has confirmed.

Variety reported the news first, though we have been told that Balls is not the film’s title, as reported. Poehler will produce through her company, Paper Kite Productions, along with Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark.

The Mindy Project’s Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen will pen the script, in which Poehler’s character, a washed-up basketball coach, gets called upon to coach an NBA team. Barinholtz and Stassen, along with Paper Kite’s Brooke Posch, will also executive produce. 

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