Drew Barrymore to Direct Apocalyptic Drama THE END

     August 1, 2012

“End of the World” dramas are apparently all the rage at the moment, and Drew Barrymore is looking to get in on the action.  THR reports that Barrymore has closed a deal to direct an end of the world pic called The End at Warner Bros.  The humanistic drama will focus on the lives of several people as they spend their last day on Earth, and is meant to be “a meditation not on death but on life.”  Seeking a Friend for the End of the World tried a similar approach, but threw in a bit more romance and comedy than I assume we’ll see in The End.  Hit the jump for more details.

drew-barrymore-the-endHere’s a rundown of a few of the stories we’ll see in The End, per THR:

Among the storylines is a 60-something radio personality in London intent on broadcasting until the end, a father trying to make it through the chaos in Tokyo to reach his wife and baby, and a teenage couple in the American Midwest being pulled in different directions by their families.

The script was written by Aron Eli Coleite (Heroes), and Barrymore is not expected to act in the film.  This marks her second directorial feature following 2009’s impressive roller derby movie Whip It.  The subject matter is indeed dark, so it’ll be interesting to see how Barrymore takes an “uplifting” approach to the end of the world in The End.  We’ll see a comedic take on the scenario next year with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s directorial debut, The End of the World.

In addition to The End, Barrymore is also attached to direct a romantic comedy adaptation of the novel How to Be Single and the young adult thriller Heist Society.  No word on where The End fits on her priority schedule, but Whip It was a solid flick so I’m eager to see more from Barrymore as a director.

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