Drew Barrymore is an American actress, producer, director, author, model and entrepreneur. She is a member of the Barrymore family of actors, and the granddaughter of John Barrymore. She achieved fame as a child actress with her role in ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ in 1982. She is the recipient of several accolades, including a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a BAFTA nomination. Following a highly publicized childhood marked by drug and alcohol abuse, she released an autobiography, ‘Little Girl Lost’, in 1991. She went on to appear in a string of successful films throughout the decade, including ‘Poison Ivy’ in 1992, ‘Boys on the Side’ in 1995, ‘Mad Love’ in 1995, ‘Scream’ in 1996, ‘Ever After’ in 1998 and ‘The Wedding Singer’ in 1998. The latter was her first collaboration with Adam Sandler; they have since starred together in ’50 First Dates’ in 2004 and ‘Blended’ in 2014.
Barrymore other films include ‘Never Been Kissed’ in 1999, ‘Charlie’s Angels’ in 2000, ‘Donnie Darko’ in 2001, ‘Riding in Cars with Boys’ in 2001, ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind’ in 2002, ‘Fever Pitch’ in 2005, ‘Music and Lyrics’ in 2007, ‘Going the Distance’ in 2010, ‘Big Miracle’ in 2012 and ‘Miss You Already’ in 2015. She made her directorial debut with ‘Whip It’ in 2009, in which she also starred, and received a SAG Award and a Golden Globe for her performance in ‘Grey Gardens’ in 2009.
In 2010, Barrymore starred with Justin Long in Nanette Burstein’s ‘Going the Distance’. The film follows a couple dealing the ups and downs of a long-distance relationship, while commuting between New York City and San Francisco. It garnered generally mixed reviews by critics and the film made US$40 million at the worldwide box office. She starred with John Krasinski in the drama ‘Big Miracle’ in 2012, which covers Operation Breakthrough, the 1988 international effort to rescue gray whales from being trapped in ice near Point Barrow, Alaska. The film saw her play Rachel Krameron, based on Greenpeace activist Cindy Lowry. Despite a positive critical reception, the film flopped at the box office. In ‘Blended’ in 2014, she played Lauren Reynolds, a recently divorced woman ending up on a family resort with Jim Friedman. The film ultimately grossed US$128 million worldwide. She currently stars on the Netflix series ‘Santa Clarita Diet’.
In 1995, she and Nancy Juvonen formed the production company Flower Films. The pair have produced several projects in which Barrymore has starred. In 2013, she launched a range of cosmetics under the Flower banner, which has grown to include lines in makeup, perfume and eyewear. Her other business ventures include a range of wines and a clothing line. In 2015, she released her second memoir, ‘Wildflower’. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004.
At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Drew Barrymore movie/tv show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming films/shows of Drew Barrymore scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Drew Barrymore movies/shows would be as good as some of her recent ones.
1. The Stand-In (2019)
Drew Barrymore will play dual roles in the romantic comedy ‘The Stand-In’, as well as produce through her production company, Flower Films. Jamie Babbit, executive producer of HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ and director of ‘But I’m a Cheerleader’, will direct the comedy from a script by Sam Bain. In addition to Barrymore, producers are Ember Truesdell, Chris Miller, and Nancy Juvonen-Fallon for Flower Films. Tom McNulty will be producing for the Exchange. UTA and CAA are handling domestic sales.
‘The Stand-In’ is the story of a disaffected comedy actress and her ambitious stand-in trading places. A washed-up movie star, busted for a tax evasion, hires her unemployed, adoring stand-in to do community service in her place. A weird co-dependent relationship ensues as the actress begins to use the stand- in in all parts of her life to escape from the stressful demands of fame. Eventually, the stand-in starts to take the actress’s identity, career and boyfriend, and finally kicks her out of her own house.
2. Surrender Dorothy (TBA)
Touted as Drew Barrymore‘s sophomore feature, ‘Surrender Dorothy,’ is trapped in development hell ever since its announcement in 2002. the movie is a follow-up to her directorial debut, Whip It.
3. The Au Pairs (Uncertain)
The movie adaptation of Melissa de la Cruz’s erotic young-adult book series The Au Pairs, ‘The Au Pairs’ went into oblivion after its announcement in 2006. The plot follows three teenage girls and how their lives take the wildest of turns when they take summer jobs as au pairs for a wealthy family. The movie was to be produced by Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films. But, no reports surfaced about the movie except an ‘in development’ tag associated with it.
4. The End (TBA)
When Warner Brothers announced their sci-fi extravaganza ‘The End,’ all eyes were on the director’s name. end-of-the-world drama reportedly had Drew Barrymore at the helm. The movie unfolds through multiple storylines on the last day of earth and people rewind their lives at the last moment. Even though Aron Eli Coleite completed the script, the movie sank somewhere at the development chain. Eventually, the movie joined the list of movies like the young-adult thriller ‘Heist Society’ for Warner Brothers and ‘How to Be Single’ for New Line, which has been trapped in the development hell.
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