Date: 23rd February 2021
Netflix has cast Mila Kunis to lead its adaptation of Jessica Knoll's novel Luckiest Girl Alive from director Mike Barker.
Jessica Knoll will adapt her own 2014 bestseller for the script, which follows Ani FaNelli, a sharp-tongued New Yorker who appears to have it all: a sought-after position at a glossy magazine, a killer wardrobe, and a dream Nantucket wedding on the horizon. But when the director of a crime documentary invites her to tell her side of the shocking incident that took place when she was a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani is forced to confront a dark truth that threatens to unravel her meticulously crafted life.
The film is being shepherded by producers Bruna Papandrea and Jeanne Snow for Made Up Stories and Erik Feig and Lucy Kitada for Picturestart, the latter of which will oversee the production. Papandrea and Feig have been attached to produce “Luckiest Girl Alive” since they acquired the rights to Knoll’s then-unpublished novel in 2015.
The book has since gone on to sell over a million copies and has been translated into 38 different languages.
Source: Press Release