Mila Kunis to play the lead in Netflix's 'Luckiest Girl Alive' adaptation

The actress will produce the project under her Orchard Farm Productions banner.

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The story centres on Ani FaNelli, played by Mila Kunis, a sharp-tongued New Yorker who appears to have it all.
LOS ANGELES: Actor Mila Kunis has been roped in to play the central character in the film adaptation of author Jessica Knoll's 2015 novel "Luckiest Girl Alive", set at Netflix. Kunis will also produce the project under her Orchard Farm Productions banner.

According to Variety, Mike Barker, whose credits include episodes of "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Fargo", will direct the film from a script by Knoll.

The story centres on Ani FaNelli (Kunis), a sharp-tongued New Yorker who appears to have it all: a sought-after position at a glossy magazine, a killer wardrobe, and a dream Nantucket wedding on the horizon.



"But when the director of a crime documentary invites her to tell her side of the shocking incident that took place when she was a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani is forced to confront a dark truth that threatens to unravel her meticulously crafted life," the plotline reads.

Bruna Papandrea and Jeanne Snow will produce for Made Up Stories, with Erik Feig and Lucy Kitada for Picturestart.

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Knoll, Lisa Sterbakov, Shayne Fiske Goldner and Steve Hutensky will serve as executive producers.

From ‘Sooryavanshi’ To ‘Laal Singh Chadda’, 7 Films Releasing In 2021 That Will Cure The 2020 Hangover
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2020 has been a harsh year for more reasons than one. The coronavirus-induced economic slowdown, the nationwide lockdown and the global population spending most of its waking hours indoors were some of the many factors that made 2020 challenging.

Bollywood, too, was hit by the pandemic. Several of the much-awaited films which were due to release this year were pushed to 2021 by their respective producers. We have prepared a comprehensive list of Bollywood films that are expected to release in 2021.

Whether these films will release on OTT (Over The Top content) platforms first or go for a direct theatre release (that is, if the new Covid strain remains in control), is not yet known. However, what is known for sure is that these films will keep the entertainment quotient high. Here they are:

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Directed by Rohit Shetty, ‘Sooryavanshi’ will bring the film-maker’s rather ambitious cop story to life. The film marks Katrina Kaif’s return after a long hiatus as she plays the leading lady.

The film was expected to release on March 27 this year, but was delayed due to the coronavirus lockdown. While the release date of the cop film hasn’t been finalised yet, trade analyst Taran Adarsh feels that the Akshay Kumar-starrer will be released in March 2021.

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Cast: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone

Based on India’s first World Cup win in 1983, the Kabir Khan-directorial was expected to release in April this year but was shelved due to the pandemic.

Since then, rumours mills on the Internet were running overtime and speculations are rife that the film might release on popular OTT platforms. However, the makers seem adamant on releasing the film in cinemas.

‘‘83’ marks the first time Padukone and Singh are coming together on screen after tying the knot in 2018.

Industry analysts predict that ‘’83’ could open in the first quarter of 2021. Several posters of Singh playing the legendary cricketer Kapil Dev have also been released as promotional material.

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Cast: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan

Often called Bollywood’s ‘Mr. Perfectionist’, Aamir Khan’s last film’ Thugs of Hindostan’ failed to impress even his loyal fans. Come Christmas 2021, the megastar has the remake of Tom Hanks-starrer ‘Forrest Gump’ in store.

Shot across multiple locations and countries including Turkey, the film was slated to release this year but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The film shows Khan in a new avatar of a Sikh man. The film wrapped up shooting in October. The leading lady Kareena Kapoor Khan said that shooting in the middle of the pandemic was risky but worth it.

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Cast: Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor

After Karan Johar’s magnum opus ‘Kalank’ failed to impress the audience and critics back in 2019, the producer is all set to release ‘Brahmastra’, the first part of an ambitious trilogy which stars real-life couple Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor as the leading pair.

On March 6, 2019, the couple and director Ayan Mukherjee flew to Prayagraj for the unveiling of the Brahmastra logo. Around 150 drones lit up the sky to form the film's logo at Kumbh on Mahashivratri. The film was initially set to release in May 2020 but was pushed.

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Cast: Salman Khan, Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda, Jacqueline Fernandez.

2020 did not see any release from megastar Salman Khan who is known for dropping his films on Eid.

‘Radhe’, which was supposed to release in cinemas on May 22, never saw light of the day due to Covid restrictions. Much like several other films, there were rumours that ‘Radhe’ might take the digital route but the producers have refuted the speculation and are eyeing an Eid 2021 release.

The film is a remake of a South Korean film ‘Veteran’ and stars Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda, Jacqueline Fernandez as well.

Khan wrapped up shooting for ‘Radhe’ on October 14 this year.

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Cast: Kangana Ranaut

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Simultaneously shot in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages under the same title, filming began in November of 2019.

The film is expected to release in 2021.

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‘Takht’, directed by film-maker Karan Johar, is a period drama that revolves around key incidents from the Mughal era. The magnum opus has a stellar cast headlined by Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal and Kareena Kapoor Khan.

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