Drew Barrymore made her directorial debut with Whip It, and after taking a few years off, she's ready to get back behind the camera. For her next project, Barrymore has chosen a romantic comedy called How to Be Single. If you're already thinking about He's Just Not That Into You, then you're on the right track. The film will follow a similar formula, showcasing an ensemble cast as they go through love and heartbreak over 10 years in New York City. To take the comparisons one step further, Barrymore's new film reunites HJNTIY scribes Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn with Barrymore and her producing partner Nancy Juvonen. Both films are also based on books, though Liz Tuccillo's How to Be Single is a novel, not a self-help book.
I thought Whip It was a solid first effort from Barrymore, and I don't doubt that she'll have any problem getting comfortable directing a romantic comedy, a genre that she has plenty of experience in. Hollywood has been struggling with the star-studded romantic comedy theme these days (cough, cough, Valentine's Day — we'll have to wait and see how New Year's Eve turns out), but at least we know Barrymore will have the pick of the litter when lining up famous friends for her newest project.