The Luckiest Girl Alive adaptation, based on the book by Jessica Knoll, is sure to be on the radar for fans of Gone Girl and other thrillers. It’s always fun when the debut book for an author both gets on the best-seller list and gets a big name star to lead an adaptation of that work.
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This page was updated: 7/27/23
About The Book:
As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve. But Ani has a secret. There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything.
With a singular voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to “have it all” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth, and a heart that’s bigger than it first appears. The question remains: will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for—or, will it at long last, set Ani free?
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Current Production Status:
Released on Netflix on October 7th, 2022.
Luckiest Girl Alive Adaptation Timeline:
In May 2015 the book, written by Jessica Knoll, was released. Lionsgate in partnership with Reese Witherspoon acquired the rights a few months later in August. But then from 2016-2021 there was no development on the project. In February 2021 it was announced that Netflix had taken over with Mila Kunis to star and Mike Barker set to direct. In June 2021 filming began and continued until September. The movie has been in post-production since then, with a 2022 release date expected.
At the end of summer Netflix announced that the series would be released on October 7th.
Where Can I Watch The Series/Movie?
As of July 2023 the movie is available to stream and watch on Netflix.
The show currently has a 39% tomatometer and 75% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. 6.4/10 on IMDb.
Who Owns The Rights:
Netflix acquired the rights and led production on the film.
Who Is Attached:
Mila Kunis was cast in the lead role with Jennifer Beals and Connie Britton attached in supporting roles.
Principal photography occurred in Toronto, Canada and New York City, New York.
October 7th, 2022
Previous mentions on AiLL:
This movie was featured in the 2022 Books to Screen Adaptations masterlist.
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