Aside from 2020’s Four Good Days, Mila Kunis has taken a bit of a breather from acting over the past few years, which makes Netflix even luckier to track her down for their upcoming film adaptation of author Jessica Knoll’s Luckiest Girl Alive, according to Variety. Knoll’s novel, her debut release, became a New York Times best-seller upon its release in 2015. The author will adapt the screenplay as well as executive produce, with Mike Barker set to direct, and Kunis’s Orchard Farm Productions to produce.
Luckiest Girl Alive follows protagonist Ani Fanelli (Kunis), who appears from the outside to have it all: glamorous magazine job, perfect fiancé, fabulous New York apartment. However, as is the way with most mystery novels, Ani survived a series of unspoken tragedies in her past that, to overcome, she effectively transformed herself into a different person altogether. Only when a true-crime documentary probes “a devastating incident from her teenage years” while a student at the prestigious Bradley School is Ani forced to reckon with the truth under her “meticulously-crafted life.” All of which doesn’t make her sound particularly lucky at all, but then again, the “alive” part is probably the most important bit in this genre by far.