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Drew Barrymore to Produce and Direct Young-Adult Thriller for Warner Bros.

July 1, 2011 (4:39 am) GMT
The Dylan of 'Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle' will reunite with 'Whip It!' scribe Shauna Cross to adapt Ally Carter's 'Heist Society' into a movie.

has secured another job behind the lens. The "" actress, who directed 2009's "" and will next helm "", is going to serve as a producer and director for a young-adult thriller "" which is adapted from Ally Carter's novel of the same name.

The movie will follow a young woman named Katarina Bishop who hails from an extended family of cat burglars and master thieves. The girl leaves her illicit life behind, but when her father becomes the prime suspect behind a mobster's missing art collection, she assembles a crew to track down the art and steal it back.

A multi-studio bidding war for the mystery teen fiction novel has started last year, and Warner Bros. won the rights to adapt it into a movie. Unlike the book which portrays Katarina and most of the other characters in their teen years, the film will age them to their twenties, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sitting as a producer along with Drew will be Denise Di Novi and Di Novi Pictures' Alison Greenspan. "Whip It!" scribe Shauna Cross will write the script with the "" star supervising it. This movie reportedly will go into production soon after Drew finishes her "How to Be Single" project. No actors have been cast so far.

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