Triple-threat Drew Barrymore (actor-producer-director) is returning behind the camera for her sophomore film, a New Line romantic comedy that follows the ups and downs of the lives of a group of New Yorkers during a 10-year period. 'How to Be Single,' described as a multi-story film along the lines of 'He's Just Not That Into You' and 'Valentine's Day,' is based on the 2008 novel by Liz Tuccillo. Barrymore -- whose directing debut was 2009's female roller derby drama 'Whip It' -- is producing with her Flower Film partner Nancy Juvonen. [The Hollywood Reporter]

David Slade ('30 Days of Night' and 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse') has been tapped by Fox to reinvigorate the Marvel Comics superhero 'Daredevil,' last seen on the big screen in 2003 in a weak-kneed version starring Ben Affleck as the blind lawyer-turned-vigilante. According to reports, the studio is not planning on a reboot of the character but, instead, wants to continue the saga. [Variety]
'Jackass' director Jeff Tremaine will make his narrative feature debut with Warner Bros.' comedy 'Revenge of the Jocks,' a twist on the 1984 comedy 'Revenge of the Nerds' in which the geeks beat out the greeks. In this update of sorts, three once popular high school jocks must adapt in a world run by nerds -- and take it on the chin by the new ruling class. 'I Heart Huckabees' writer Jeff Baena has been hired to work on the script. [THR]

Janet Jackson has signed a production deal with Lionsgate to select, develop and produce a feature film for the studio. Jackson has starred in three Lionsgate-Tyler Perry films -- -'Why Did I Get Married,' 'Why Did I Get Married Too' and 'For Colored Girls.' This is her first foray into producing. [THR]

Comings and Goings:

Christina Hendricks of 'Mad Men' will join the cast of Mike Figgis' 'Seconds of Pleasure,' a multiple story drama that takes place on an airplane and connects the lives of various people through a series of vignettes. Hendricks plays a wife who catches her husband (Brendan Fraser) in a compromising position. Julia Stiles, Matt Dillon and Kristen Scott Thomas also star. The script is by Neil LaBute [Deadline] ... Alec Baldwin says he has dropped out of Sony's troubled 'Men in Black III' due to a scheduling conflict. The film has been delayed due to script problems [THR] ... Johnny Knoxville will not appear in the Farrelly Brothers' in-the-works Three Stooges movie for Fox. Though the 'Jackass' star was interested in the role of Moe, he was never offered the part, and instead is moving on to other projects at Paramount. [THR]
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