New Line picks up 'How to Be Single'

Film based on Liz Tuccillo's best-selling novel

TORONTO -- The creative team behind the upcoming romantic comedy "He's Just Not That Into You" is teaming up again for another laugh-infused romancer.

New Line has picked up the rights to Liz Tuccillo's best-selling novel "How to Be Single" for Flower Films' Nancy Juvonen and Drew Barrymore to produce, setting Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn to adapt.

Juvonen and Barrymore are producing "Into You," which Silverstein and Kohn adapted from a tome written by Tuccillo and Greg Behrendt. Tuccillo is a former writer for "Sex and the City."

While "Into You" was a non-fiction how-to look at relationships, "Single" is Tuccillo's fiction debut. It follow the dating lives of five single New York women, one of whom, the narrator, is writing a book about how bachelorettes across the world manage. The woman embarks on a trip around the world for the book and gets involved in an international affair, while her four friends duke it out on the New York dating scene.

The book was published in June.

With the strong boxoffice performance of "Sex" earlier this year and "Into You" to be released by New Line/Warners Feb. 6, 2009, New Line is hoping to keep it's female-skewing rom-com streak going with "Single."

Flower is currently in production on "Whip It," directed by Barrymore and starring Ellen Page.

Silverstein and Kohn, who also did rewrite work on New Line's "Four Christmases," are repped by CAA and Management 360.