According to Variety, teenage sleuth Nancy Drew is coming to life on the Warners lot for the first time in more than six decades.

Jerry Weintraub is producing Nancy Drew: The Mystery in Hollywood Hills for Warner Bros. Pictures, with 14-year-old Emma Roberts -- Julia Roberts' niece and Eric Roberts' daughter -- set to star.

Andrew Fleming will direct the pic, a new story using the marquee characters from the popular Carolyn Keene series -- Nancy and her pals, Bess and George.

Tiffany Paulsen penned the screenplay, which tracks Nancy Drew as she travels to L.A. with her father and stumbles upon evidence involving the long-unsolved death of a glamorous movie star. Nancy's practical nature and resourcefulness are put to the test when dealing with the self-indulgent world of Hollywood.

Fleming (The In-Laws) is presently working on a rewrite.

Susan Ekins and Mark Varahdian are exec producing. Warner Bros. Pictures' Jessica Goodman is overseeing for the studio.

Warners made four "Nancy Drew" movies in the late 1930s, all directed by William Clemens.

Warners said there isn't a start date for "Mystery in Hollywood Hills," but reps for Roberts said shooting won't happen until at least early next year. Roberts turns 15 in February.

Brian B.