Mila Kunis has landed the lead role in the film adaptation of author Jessica Knoll’s 2015 novel Luckiest Girl Alive , Variety reports Monday. The film will be released on an unnamed date via streaming service Netflix.
Kunis will play an editor in the magazine world in the film. A crime documentary makes the 37-year-old actress’s character relive a traumatic incident from her teenage years.
Knoll turned her book into a film script herself. The writer is also one of the producers of the film. It is not known exactly when the film directed by Mike Barker will be released.
Film rights of Luckiest Girl Alive were already purchased before the novel was released. More than one million copies of the book have already been sold, which has been translated into 38 languages.
Mila Kunis will star in LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE, director Mike Barker's upcoming film adaptation of Jessica Knoll's bestseller. Kunis will play Ani, a woman who must confront a dark truth when asked to participate in a crime doc and reflect on a shocking incident from her past. pic.twitter.com/0PZILkXzmB— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) February 22, 2021