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Amy Poehler Serves Up Justice in ‘Lunch Lady’

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Say it with me: Amy Poehler, action star. It doesn’t exactly have much of a ring to it, does it?

Alas, she’s going to try it anyway. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Poehler has signed on to Universal’s upcoming adaptation of Jarrett Krosoczka’s “Lunch Lady” graphic novel series. The story follows a mild-mannered cafeteria worker who secretly dishes out helpings of justice as she and her assistant investigate various wrongdoings. All this while three students try to figure out what her double life is all about.

The series of books will hit shelves in July and include the awesomely titled “Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians” and “Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute.” Yes, you read that right. At the beginning of this article you were thinking “sounds dumb,” but now I know that you’re in with the “Cyborg Subsitute.”

The involvement of Poehler leads us to believe that there will be a humorous tone to the film — because lets face it, Amy Poehler reading the Koran would be hilarious, it is just he way she is. Beyond that, I’m gathering an Encyclopedia Brown meets an Adam Sandler song, but with less creepiness. Who knows — at this point all I know in life is that Amy Poehler makes me laugh, even when she’s doing awful movies (Spring Breakdown). So there.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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