By Mike Bruno
Updated January 29, 2009 at 04:39 PM EST

Ellen Barkin will star and executive produce a new, as-yet untitled half-hour pilot for HBO, Variety reports. The story is about a woman in her 50s who divorces after a high-profile marriage, andupon re-entering the singles market, forms a platonic bond with her ex-husband’s 24-year-old son. The script will be written by Shauna Cross, who penned Drew Barrymore’s upcoming directorial debut Whip It!