Lionsgate has snapped up the rights to Jessica Knoll’s first novel Luckiest Girl Alive, which Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea will produce under theirPacific Standard Films banner. The Simon & Schuster tome will be published May 12.
Luckiest Girl Alive centers on Ani FaNelli, a 28-year-old New Yorker who appears to have it all: a sought-after position at a women’s magazine, a killer wardrobe and a dream wedding with her handsome fiancé on the horizon. But behind Ani’s veneer of perfection lies a dark trauma from her past, which resurfaces to unravel her meticulously crafted life.
Knoll has been a senior editor at Cosmopolitan and articles editor at Self. Simon & Schuster’s Sarah Knight, who acquired and edited Luckiest Girl Alive, also acquired Gillian Flynn’s global best-seller Gone Girl and edited her best-seller Dark Places while at Random House. Papandrea served as EP and Witherspoon produced Gone Girl, which was a huge fall hit for 20th Century Fox and became director David Fincher’s highest-grossing film with $167.8M at the domestic box office and $368M worldwide. Pacific Standard Films also was behind the feature adaptation of the best-selling memoir Wild, which earned $52.4M at the global B.O. to date and earned Witherspoon a Best Actress Oscar nomination for the role of fearless hiker Cheryl Strayed and a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nom for Laura Dern, who played Cheryl’s mother.
Total Film gave a space to Hot Pursuit for its June cover. Enjoy the HQ scans I’ve added to the gallery!
Magazine Scans > Scans From 2015 > Total Film – June
I’ve updated the gallery with HQ scans from my digital issue of entertainment weekly of which we had the interview yesterday.
Magazine Scans > Scans From 2015 > Entertainment Weekly (USA) – April 17/24
Another funny trailer for Hot Pursuit.
Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara seem like an odd couple—and they play one in Hot Pursuit, directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal). Witherspoon is Officer Cooper, a by-the-book cop sent to protect Mrs. Riva (Sofia Vergara), the sexpot wife of a drug lord. After Riva’s husband is killed, they end up on the run together. The two actresses couldn’t stop cracking each other up on set in Louisiana, or during this interview.
As the bluray came out yesterday I was able to get it to cap and watch and… it was awesome. Now I’m sad that Reese didn’t win, but seeing also Julianne Moore’s Still Alice and Rosamund Pike’s Gone Girl it was very hard choice, but I still believe Julianne was destined to win this. A great oscar season and hopefully for Reese it’ll be a chance to win the Oscar soon. If you didn’t get a copy of Wild I strongly suggest you to because it is very very worth watching, intense, sad, emotional and Reese was terrific in it. Enjoy the HD screencaptures I made from the bluray disc!
Movie Productions > 2014 – Wild > Movie Screencaptures