Thesp takes gamble with new flick
Drew Barrymore is set to star in “Lucky You” at Warner Bros.
Village Roadshow will co-finance the pic.
Script comes from a pair of Oscar winners: Most recent draft by Eric Roth (“Ali”) is being tweaked by pic’s helmer Curtis Hanson. Story follows a professional poker player (Eric Bana) who gets a lesson in life from a struggling singer (Barrymore) as he collides with his estranged father at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.
Hanson, his producing partner Carol Fenelon and Warners-based producer Denise DiNovi produce the pic.
Warners exec VP Kevin McCormick will shepherd the project.