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Drew Barrymore may return to the director's chair with 'Heist Society'
Drew Barrymore got fine reviews for her directorial debut "Whip It" two years ago, but the box office results were not kind (and she certainly didn't make a lot of friends at the studio). Now, Warner Bros. has recruited Barrymore to co-produce the thriller "Heist Society" which she may also direct.
Based on the novel by Ally Carter, "Heist Society" follows a young woman, Katarina Bishop, who's family is full of master thieves and classy cat burglars. Unwilling to go into the family business, Katarina leaves that criminal life behind, but when her father is falsely accused of stealing a mobster's art collection she recruits some friends to steal it back. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the plan is to age up the characters into their mid 20's to give the project broader appeal.
Barrymore has brought in her "Whip It" screenwriter Shauna Cross to write the screenplay. She's currently expected to helm another Warner Bros. property, "How to Be Single," for the studio's New Line division before moving on to "Society."