Ohmahgah! Amy Poeheler is set to star in the big-screen adaptation of a series of YA graphic novels. Exciting! But this isn’t a silly superhero casting (though…I would so be on board for that, FYI Hollywood): She’ll be playing a heroic lunch lady who “secretly dishes out helpings of justice.” The film will be based on author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka’s upcoming Lunch Lady books — Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians, Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute, Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta, and Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown are all due over the next year.
And the script? Adapted by none other than Internet darling Sarah Haskins. Excuse me while I go fan myself.
When I hear “lunch lady,” I immediately go to the Adam Sandler song from SNL, but even given the “sloppy joe, slop, sloppy joe” refrain going through my head right now, I am psyched. I’m the only person who totally loves Parks and Recreation — and I can live with that, thankyouverymuch — but I love seeing Poehler play someone more powerful and commanding.
Thoughts, PopWatchers? Are you smelling what Poehler’s cooking?