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Drew Barrymore to Direct 'How to Be Single' (Exclusive)

Drew Barrymore
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Her second directing effort explores the love lives and break-ups of a group of New Yorkers over ten years.

Drew Barrymore is returning to the director’s chair for her sophomore effort, How to Be Single, a New Line romantic comedy that Barrymore is also producing with her Flower Films partner Nancy Juvonen.

Single is based on the same-titled novel written by Liz Tuccillo and published by Atria on June 10, 2008. In the mold of New Line’s successful multi-story pics such as He’s Just Not That Into You and Valentine’s Day,

Single explores the loves lives and break-ups of a group of New Yorkers over the course of ten years. Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn wrote the adaptation.

(Single actually is a reteaming of the Not That Into You team; Barrymore and Juvonen produced that movie while Silverstein and Kohn wrote the script.)

Michele Weiss and Michael Disco are overseeing.

Barrymore, repped by CAA and attorney Steve Warren, made her directing debut in 2009 with Whip It, the well-regarded female-centric roller derby flick starring Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig, and Marcia Gay Harden among others.  She recently wrapped a starring turn in Universal Pictures’ environmental movie Everybody Loves Whales.