If anybody knows romantic comedies, it’s Drew Barrymore. Which is lucky, because she’s just signed up to helm one entitled
How To Be Single.
Though word last year was that Barrymore - who made her directorial debut with 2009’s Whip It - could next helm Wizard Of Oz sequel Surrender Dorothy , she now seems to have turned her attention to Liz Tuccillo’s novel How To Be Single .
Barrymore is romcom royalty in front of the camera, but Tuccillo has her own impressive credits – including a stint as a story editor on Sex And The City . She also co-wrote He’s Just Not That Into You.
Single is narrated by solo scribe Julie, who’s writing a book about bachelorettes and the New York dating scene – and is helped in her endeavours by the lives of her four single friends.
It basically sounds like Sex And The City without the crows feet and casual racism. Which is disappointing considering how good Barrymore’s Whip It was – this feels suspiciously like coasting to us.