03/01/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ellen Barkin To Star In, Produce Series About A High-Profile Divorcee

HBO has ordered a half-hour pilot script and set Ellen Barkin to star in and exec produce the untitled project. TV series would be the first for the actress.

The script will be written by Shauna Cross, who scripted Drew Barrymore's upcoming directorial debut "Whip It!"

Story revolves around a woman famous for her high-profile marriage who divorces and re-enters the singles market and finds herself developing a close, platonic bond with the 24-year-old son of her ex-husband.

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