Date: 13th April 2015

Reese Witherspoon to produce film based on Luckiest Girl Alive novel.

Reese Witherspoon is set to produce a new film based on the novel Luckiest Girl Alive, alongside her production partner Bruna Papandrea.

The deal was announced by Erik Feig, co-president of Lionsgate's Motion Picture Group. Jessica Knoll's upcoming novel, to be released on May 12, centers around Ani FaNelli, a 28 year-old New Yorker who appears to have it all, but behind that veneer of perfection is vulnerability she holds close and buries deep.

When that dark trauma resurfaces, FaNellei has a chance to confront her most shocking secret of all, but not without unraveling her meticulously crafted life. "This is one of those rare books that come along every so often that you simply cannot put down," said Feig in a statement on Friday.

Witherspoon added: "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."

Knoll has shared her own excitement about the project, tweeting: "My book is going to be a movie and the brilliant Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea are producing. Today is the (bomb)".

Source: Press Release