Drew Barrymore has come aboard to direct and produce “Heist Society,” a thriller based on the young-adult novel by Ally Carter.
The book follows 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 is the prime suspect in the case of a mobster’s missing art collection, she assembles a crew to track down the art and steal it back.
The project is set up at Warner Bros., which is aging the characters a notch into their early 20s. Barrymore will also supervise screenwriter Shauna Cross. The two previously worked together on “Whip It,” the roller derby flick starring Ellen Page and Kristen Wiig.
Barrymore plans to take on “Heist Society” after she finishes directing the romantic comedy “How to Be Single.”