Good news for thriller movie lovers! Starring & produced by Mila Kunis, Luckiest Girl Alive is an upcoming movie that will soon stream on Netflix. This high-profile thriller is an adaptation of a popular novel of the same name authored by Jessica Knoll. The movie is slated to arrive on the streaming platform in October 2022.
Luckiest Girl Alive Is Slated For A September Release In Theaters
Directed by Mike Barker of The Handmaid’s Tale fame, the movie also stars Finn Wittrock, Scoot McNairy, Thomas Barbusca, Connie Britton, and Jennifer Beals. Although the movie will arrive on Netflix in October, fans can also watch it in theaters. The movie is slated to release on September 30, 2022.
Back in August 2015, it was announced that Lionsgate had acquired the film rights to Luckiest Girl Alive. However, Reese Witherspoon was the first choice to serve as a producer for the movie under her banner Pacific Standard. However, in February 2021, it was announced that Mila Kunis would be a part of the movie. Moreover, it was also confirmed that Netflix will be the movie’s official distributor. The movie was then set in motion with Witherspoon & Lionsgate no longer attached to the title.
The Sandman’s Mike Barker Is Directing The Movie
Director Barker has also been credited with directing the Netflix adaptation of The Sandman, a book by Neil Gaiman. Apart from this, Barker has also been a part of popular series such as Outlander, Fargo, & Broadchurch.
The movie will also be produced by Jeanne Snow and Bruna Papandrea for their company Made Up Stories. On the other hand, Lucy Kitada & Erik Feig will produce the movie for their company Picturestart which in the past has produced La La Land and Hunger Games.
Not just that, Feig and Papandrea were both attached to adapting the novel even before its release in 2015. However, this isn’t the only project by Made Up Stories for Netflix. Currently, there are two projects in production that are Pieces Of Her and Anatomy Of A Scandal.
Luckiest Girl Alive Author Reveals A Tragic Truth Behind The Novel
Luckiest Girl Alive was published in 2015 and the thriller quickly made it to the top as a best-selling novel. The novel has since sold more than a million copies & has also been translated into 38 different languages.
During an interview with the author, she revealed that one of the scenes in the book is based on her real experiences. As per What’s On Netflix, she revealed that she was a victim of sexual abuse & writing helped her heal those wounds with time.
The movie’s official synopsis reads:
“Ani FaNelli seems to have it all: a glamorous job at a glossy magazine, an enviable figure with the wardrobe to match, and a handsome fiancé from a distinguished blue-blood family. But Ani FaNelli is an invention, that veneer of perfection carefully assembled in an attempt to distance herself from a shocking, sordid past. As her wedding draws near, a documentary producer invites Ani to speak about the chilling incident that took place when she was a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School. Determined once and for all to silence the whispers of suspicion and blame, Ani must weigh her options carefully, when telling the whole truth could destroy the picture-perfect life she’s worked so hard to create.”
Luckiest Girl Alive is currently in its post-production stage. It will be ready for the audience by the end of September.
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