“So proud to be a part of this film made by humane, insanely talented people. Fasten your seat belts. It’s October 7th. available on @netflix,” said Jennifer Beals
Film adaptations or series of novels usually have more pressure than the rest because the novels already have high expectations of the readers, who are also viewers. The new Netflix film starring Mila Kunis is also a book adaptation. The Happiest Girl Alive was the 2015 New York Times bestselling crime thriller, written by author Jessica Knoll. It is also her debut work
The novel follows a young woman who tries to reinvent herself in her adult life after experiencing a series of horrifying events in her teenage years. However, we have yet to find out how the film ends. In August 2015, it was announced that Lionsgate had acquired the film rights to Jessica Knoll’s The Luckiest Girl Alive, with Reese Witherspoon set to produce under her Pacific Standard banner. In February 2021, it was announced that Mila Kunis would star in the film, with Mike Barker directing the film from a script by Knoll, Netflix to be distributed, and Lionsgate and Reese Witherspoon no longer being linked. What happened? It’s a mystery, just like the genre of this film!
When will The Happiest Girl Alive be released?
The Luckiest Girl Alive is slated for a September 30, 2022 release in select theaters before a Netflix streaming release on October 7, 2022.
You can stream The Luckiest Girl Alive on Netflix as soon as it’s released.
In February 2021, it was announced that Mila Kunis would star in the film. In July 2021, Finn Wittrock, Scoot McNairy, Chiara Aurelia, Thomas Barbusca, Justine Lupe, Dalmar Abuzied, Alex Barone, Carson MacCormac, Jennifer Beals and Connie Britton also joined the film’s cast.
The film’s synopsis states: “The Happiest Girl Alive revolves around Ani FaNelli, a sharp-tongued New Yorker who seems to have it all: a coveted position at a glossy magazine, a killer wardrobe, and a dream Nantucket director a crime documentary invites her to share her side of the shocking incident that took place as a teenager at the prestigious Brentley School, Ani must confront a dark truth that threatens to unravel her meticulously constructed life.”
In late August, Mila Kunis was spotted in New York when some fans dumped her and a Kunis fan page posted it on social media with the caption, “Mila is filming more scenes for her new movie #LuckiestGirlAlive in NYC today.”
Jennifer Beals shared a Netflix post on her Twitter page with the caption: “So proud to be a part of this film made by human kind, incredibly talented people. Fasten your seat belts. It’s October 7th. available on @netflix. #luckiestgirlalive #lolo’.
You can watch the trailer for The Happiest Girl Alive below