Karen Moncrieff to Direct Memoir Adaptation ‘Lucky’ by Alice Sebold


Variety reported, the novel ‘Lucky’ by ‘The Lovely Bones’ author Alice Sebold is getting a film adaptation. 

Karen Moncrieff (13 Reasons Why) is attached tp direct with James Brown producing.

You could read the premise of the novel below:

In a memoir hailed for its searing candor and wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college freshman, she was brutally raped and beaten in a park near campus. What propels this chronicle of her recovery is Sebold’s indomitable spirit – as she struggles for understanding (“After telling the hard facts to anyone, from lover to friend, I have changed in their eyes”); as her dazed family and friends sometimes bungle their efforts to provide comfort and support; and as, ultimately, she triumphs, managing through grit and coincidence to help secure her attacker’s arrest and conviction. In a narrative by turns disturbing, thrilling, and inspiring, Alice Sebold illuminates the experience of trauma victims even as she imparts wisdom profoundly hard-won: “You save yourself or you remain unsaved.”