Warner Bros.
May 07, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

In the past year or so, Drew Barrymore has played a fairy-tale princess, a drive-thru cashier, a waitress, and a high school geek. You might expect her to take a breather. But with a stack of projects on her plate, the cofounder of Flower Films (which coproduced the $36.5 million-and-counting ”Never Been Kissed”) isn’t taking a break anytime soon. Next up, she’ll star in either Columbia’s ”Charlie’s Angels” (which she’d also coproduce) or ”Riding in Cars With Boys,” a comedy-drama to be directed by Penny Marshall (also for Columbia) about a mother and the son she gave up for adoption.

Also on Barrymore’s fast track is Fox 2000’s ”Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium,” about a woman who works at an enchanted toy store, and Warner Bros.’ ”Wizard of Oz” pseudo-sequel ”Surrender Dorothy,” in which Dorothy’s great-great-granddaughter battles the spawn of the Wicked Witch of the West. A remote possibility — which Barrymore’s rep would not confirm — is ”Me and the Girls,” about a woman and her three twentysomething daughters (mother-child team Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson are also attached to the New Line project). According to Barrymore’s spokesperson: ”All the studios would love to tell you her next movie will be theirs.”

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