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Lionsgate Acquires Jessica Knoll’s Luckiest Girl Alive; Reese Witherspoon To Produce

Lionsgate has acquired the hotly sought-after rights to the upcoming novel Luckiest Girl Alive, it was announced today by Erik Feig, the Co-President of the Motion Picture Group.

Pacific Standard’s Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea (“Gone Girl,” “Wild”) will produce the film, based on Jessica Knoll’s eagerly-anticipated debut novel which will be released May 12 (Simon & Schuster).

“Luckiest Girl Alive” centers on Ani FaNelli, a twenty-eight-year-old New Yorker who appears to have it all: a sought-after position at a women’s magazine, a wardrobe to kill for, and a dream wedding with her handsome fiancé on the horizon. But behind that veneer of perfection lies a vulnerability that Ani holds close and buries deep—a dark trauma from her past resurfaces only to give her a chance to confront her most shocking secret of all—but not without unraveling her meticulously crafted life.

The novel, set for release next month,

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