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Mila Kunis set to star in and produce movie adaptation of The Luckiest Girl Alive for Netflix

Mila Kunis set to star in and produce movie adaptation of The Luckiest Girl Alive for Netflix

Mila Kunis has found her next project both in front of and behind the camera with Netflix‘s The Luckiest Girl Alive.

The 37-year-old actress has come aboard to both star in and produce this film adaptation, according to a Netflix press release.

The movie will be adapted from of Jessica Knoll’s 2015 novel, her debut work that became a New York Times best seller. 

Mila stars: Mila Kunis has found her next project both in front of and behind the camera with Netflix’s The Luckiest Girl Alive

Best seller: The movie will be adapted from of Jessica Knoll's 2015 novel, her debut work that became a New York Times best seller

Best seller: The movie will be adapted from of Jessica Knoll’s 2015 novel, her debut work that became a New York Times best seller

Kunis will portray Ani FaNelli, described as, ‘a sharp-tongued New Yorker who appears to have it all.’

She works at a ‘glossy magazine’ and has a, ‘killer wardrobe’ with a ‘dream Nantucket wedding on the horizon.’

Her seemingly perfect life starts to unravel, though, when the director of a crime documentary invites her to ‘tell her side of the shocking incident’ that happened while she was enrolled at the prestigious Bradley School.  

New role: Kunis will portray Ani FaNelli, described as, 'a sharp-tongued New Yorker who appears to have it all'

New role: Kunis will portray Ani FaNelli, described as, ‘a sharp-tongued New Yorker who appears to have it all’

Ani is then forced to, ‘confront a dark truth that threatens to unravel her meticulously crafted life.’

The novel was originally acquired by Lionsgate back in April 2015, just before the book was published.

Bruna Papandrea and Jeanne Snow will produce through their Made Up Productions company, alongside Erik Feig and Lucy Kitada for Picturestart and Kunis through her Orchard Farm Productions company.

Dark truth: Ani is then forced to, 'confront a dark truth that threatens to unravel her meticulously crafted life'

Dark truth: Ani is then forced to, ‘confront a dark truth that threatens to unravel her meticulously crafted life’

It was Papandrea and Feig who originally acquired the rights to Knoll’s then-unpublished novel back in 2015, before Netflix acquired the rights.

Knoll will be writing the adapted screenplay based on her own novel, which went on to sell over 1 million copies and has been translated into 38 different languages.

Mike Barker will direct the film with Knoll also serving as executive producer alongside Lisa Sterbakov for Orchard Farm Productions, Shayne Fiske Goldner for PictureStart and Steve Hutensky for Made Up Stories.

Acquired: It was Papandrea and Feig who originally acquired the rights to Knoll's then-unpublished novel back in 2015, before Netflix acquired the rights

Acquired: It was Papandrea and Feig who originally acquired the rights to Knoll’s then-unpublished novel back in 2015, before Netflix acquired the rights

Kunis can currently be seen in Breaking News in Yuba County, alongside Allison Janney, Regina Hall and Awkwafina.

She has also served as an executive producer on two of her previous movies, 2014’s The Angriest Man in Brooklyn and 2017’s A Bad Moms Christmas.

She will next executive produce two upcoming shows entitled Made in LA and Hunted. 

New movie: Kunis can currently be seen in Breaking News in Yuba County, alongside Allison Janney, Regina Hall and Awkwafina

New movie: Kunis can currently be seen in Breaking News in Yuba County, alongside Allison Janney, Regina Hall and Awkwafina

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