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Drew Barrymore to Direct a Young-Adult Thriller

Drew Barrymore will produce and direct Heist Society, a young-adult thriller based on a novel by Ally Carter, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The book follows a young woman who hatches a plan to steal back a gangster's missing art collection in order to save her father, a cat thief who became the prime suspect in the art-theft case. Shauna Cross, who wrote the Barrymore-directed Whip It, will adapt the book into a screenplay. Sounds earnest yet quirky. [THR]

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