Drew Barrymore will direct and produce Heist Society for Warner Bros. Pictures. The movie is an adaptation of the novel by Ally Carter and will be scripted by Shauna Cross (Whip It). Denise Di Novi and Di Novi Pictures’ Alison Greenspan are also producing the the film.
The following is how publisher Hyperion Books for Children describes the novel:
When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her to the Louvre…to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria…to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her ownscamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind.
Unfortunately, leaving “the life” for a normal life proves harder than shed expected. Soon, Kats friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring her back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has good reason: a powerful mobsters art collection has been stolen, and he wants it returned. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kats father isnt just on the suspect list, he is the list.
Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kats dad needs her help. For Kat there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if its a spectacularly impossible job? Shes got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her familys (very crooked) historyand, with any luck, steal her life back along the way.