2 Aug – Since her walk down the aisle with art consultant Will Kopelman in June, American actress-turned-director Drew Barrymore not only just preparing to be a mother soon but she is also getting ready to take on the task of directing "The End", a new end-of-the-world drama by Warner Bros., according to Collider.
Written by television writer-producer Aron Eli Coleite of "Heroes" and "The River" fame, the apocalypse-centric drama will present the uplifting and humanistic side of the story when it comes to the end of the world as opposed to the usual sad and tragic drama.
Sources revealed that the movie is centred on a 60-something radio personality in London who is intent to see that his station broadcasts till 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 who face separation by their respective families.
"The End" will be the newest addition to Barrymore's directorial resume after her work on the documentary "Choose or Lose Presents: The Best Place to Start", the music video for Best Coast, "Our Deal". Considering that the 37-year-old director received positive reception for her directorial debut "Whip It" back in 2009, there is a certain level of anticipation for the film.
Besides having to take a seat in the director's chair for "The End", Barrymore has also landed directing and producing gigs on another Warner Bros.' project, which is the young adult film "Heist Society", and New Line's "How To Be Single".