Pic to be based on Liz Tucillo novel

New Line’s tapped Drew Barrymore to direct romantic comedy “How to Be Single,” three years after acquiring rights to the Liz Tucillo novel and setting the project with Barrymore and Flower Films partner Nancy Juvonen.

New Line confirmed Barrymore’s attachment to direct on Tuesday.

Tucillo, a former “Sex and the City” story editor, centered “How to Be Single” on a 38-year-old woman living in New York and searching for love. Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn have penned the adapation.

New Line and Flower Films also teamed on 2009′s “He’s Just Not That into You,” based on Tucillo’s novel and adapted by Silverstein and Kohn with Barrymore starring in the ensemble comedy.

Barrymore made her directorial debut in 2009′s “Whip It.” She starred in last year’s “Going the Distance” for New Line.

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