Drew Barrymore is eyeing 'Heist Society,' a young adult thriller novel, for her next directing project. Warner Bros. won a multi-studio bidding war last year for the Ally Carter novel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the book follows a young woman named Katarina Bishop who hails from an extended family of cat burglars and master thieves. The girl leaves her illicit life behind, but when her father is the prime suspect in the case of a mobster's missing art collection, she assembles a crew to track down the art and steal it back. She'll most likely tackle 'Heist Society' after 'How to Be Single,' which she is directing for New Line. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Vince Vaughn is in talks to join the Ben Stiller sci-fi comedy 'Neighborhood Watch,' which is being directed by 'Saturday Night Live's' Akiva Schaffer. The film, which was recently rewritten by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, concerns a "neighborhood watch" group that serves as a front for dads to get some male-bonding time away from their families. The group finds itself in over its head when it uncovers a plot to destroy the world. [The Hollywood Reporter]
TheWrap reports that Keith Gordon, who wrote and directed 'A Midnight Clear' and 'The Chocolate War,' will write a psychological thriller for Christopher Nolan that is described as being similar in tone to 'Shutter Island.' The movie will be distributed by Warner Bros. Nolan is currently filming 'The Dark Knight Rises.' [TheWrap]

Adam McKayis in talks to direct Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in the sports comedy 'Three Mississippi' (previously titled 'Turkey Bowl'), which tells the story of two Philadelphia neighbors whose annual Thanksgiving game of tackle football has become extraordinarily heated. Also circling the film are Alec Baldwin and Jeremy Renner. The film is scheduled for ... Thanksgiving 2012. McKay and Ferrell have quite a track record: 'Step Brothers,' 'Talladega Nights' and 'Anchorman.' [CinemaBlend]