Drew Barrymore has signed on to direct the coming-of-age suburban murder mystery “When the Street Lights Go On” for Imagine Entertainment reports News In Film.
The Eddie O’Keefe and Chris Hutton penned script is set in 1983 and follows 15-year-old Charlie who comes upon the dead bodies of Chrissy Monroe, the 17-year-old ‘town hottie’, and Mr. Pulaski, the English teacher she was having an affair with.
Charlie suspects either Chrissy’s jock boyfriend Ben or local bad boy Casper Tatum. Along the way all three fall for Chrissy’s younger sister Becky. Yesterday the project placed second on this year’s prestigious “Black List,” an annual compilation of Hollywood’s most-liked unproduced screenplays.
Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are expected to produce. It’s unknown when Barrymore will shoot the project as she’s linked to numerous other films.