Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: According to The Hollywood Reporter, writer-director Ken Kwapis will direct Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, based on the best-selling novel of the same name, for Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment.

CBS' "Joan of Arcadia" star Amber Tamblyn is first on board to star in the ensemble for Kwapis, with shooting scheduled to begin in mid-May. Penned by Delia Ephron from the novel by Ann Brashares, the coming-of-age story centers on four friends during the first summer they are separated from one another. They vow to keep in touch by circulating a magical pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of them perfectly.

The other three actresses to round out the ensemble are expected to be announced shortly.

Brian B.