Reece Witherspoon’s Pacific Standard to Produce Jessica Knoll’s Luckiest Girl Alive
Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea will be producing Jessica Knoll’s upcoming novel Luckiest Girl Alive through their Pacific Standard company as Lionsgate have acquired movie rights adapt the novel.
Jessica Knoll’s debut novel, to be published in the U.K on May 21, follows a 28-year-old New Yorker who appears to have a perfect life until a dark trauma from her past resurfaces.
“Luckiest Girl Alive is the kind of book that grabs you and doesn’t let go, The hero of the book is a wily, intelligent, complex narrator. This character and the thrilling narrative that she drives are exactly the kind of story our company, Pacific Standard Films, wants to produce.”
As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve.
But Ani has a secret.
There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything.
With a singular voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to “have it all” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth, and a heart that’s bigger than it first appears.
The question remains: will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for—or, will it at long last, set Ani free?