Back in May of this year word came out of Production Weekly that Andrew Fleming would be directing a feature film adaptation of the one-time popular Nancy Drew mystery chronicles. Today word came out of Variety that the news is indeed true as Warner Bros. is readying the Jerry Weintraub production of Nancy Drew: The Mystery of Hollywood Hills.
As for the identity of the young woman to play Nancy Drew, why that would go to Emma Roberts — Julia Roberts‘ niece and Eric Roberts’ daughter.
The film follows Nancy Drew as she travels to L.A. with her father and stumbles upon evidence involving the long-unsolved death of a glamorous movie star. Nancy’s practical nature and resourcefulness are put to the test when dealing with the self-indulgent world of Hollywood.
The article goes on to say that Warner Bros. has not set a start date for the feature as Fleming is currently working on a rewrite of the script. Reps for Roberts did say that shooting would not begin until early next year as the young actress turns 15 in February.