Mila Kunis to star in Netflix’s Luckiest Girl Alive
Staff Reporter | On 23, Feb 2021
Mila Kunis will star in Luckiest Girl Alive, a new adaptation by Netflix based on Jessica Knoll’s novel.
The bestselling book, first published in 2015, has sold over a million copies and been translated into 38 different languages. It 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.
Knoll is adapting the screenplay herself, with Mike Barker (Black Match, The Handmaid’s Tale, Fargo) at the helm. Knoll is also exec-producing, alongside Lisa Sterbakov for Orchard Farm Productions, Shayne Fiske Goldner for PICTURESTART, and Steve Hutensky for Made Up Stories.
Kunis (Bad Moms, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Black Swan) will lead the cast, and also produce through Orchard Farm Productions, alongside Bruna Papandrea and Jeanne Snow for Made Up Stories, plus Erik Feig and Lucy Kitada for PICTURESTART.