Drew Barrymore, who I heard has never been kissed, is set to co-produce the film adaptation of “How To Be Single.” The novel was written by Liz Tuccillo and was set up at New Line back in 2008. However, according to Variety, the project is finally moving forward as the studio is in talks with director Christian Ditter to helm the movie.
Ditter is no stranger to romantic comedies. He recently directed the unreleased romantic comedy Love, Rosie, starring Sam Claflin and Lily Collins, which will be distributed by Lionsgate in the UK sometime next year. It was this work that attracted New Line to Ditter.
The adaptation of Tuccillo’s novel about a 38-year-old woman searching for love in New York City. The screenplay was written by Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn with Dana Fox doing the most recent rewrites.
There is no word on whether Barrymore will act in the project or just remain on as a producer. Barrymore previously worked with Tuccillo in the film adaptation of He’s Just Not That Into You, again at New Line. Barrymore starred in the project which was a commercial success in the box office.
Plans are to start casting the film and shoot it next year for a 2015 release.