Alice Sebold Memoir Adaptation ‘Lucky’ Dropped After Losing Financing (EXCLUSIVE)

“Lucky,” the film project adapted from Alice Sebold’s 1999 memoir toplined by “You” star Victoria Pedretti, has been abandoned, Variety has learned.

The movie was dropped after losing its financing months ago, according to a source close to the production. Pedretti is also no longer involved.

In “Lucky,” Sebold depicts being viciously beaten and raped by a stranger during her freshman year at Syracuse University in 1981, and explores how this trauma shaped the rest of her life. On Wednesday, a New York Times article detailed how executive producer Timothy Mucciante raised concerns about the events in the book and left the project.

Anthony Broadwater, the man who is

→ Continue reading at Variety

Similar Articles


Most Popular

Tumblr adds a sensitive content filter to its iOS app

As part of its ongoing efforts to stay on the right side of App Store rules, Tumblr is adding a Sensitive Content toggle to...

Texas Man Is First Charged Under New Antidoping Law in U.S.

The law targets people who would skirt doping regulations in international competitions, but it does not apply to major American leagues like the N.F.L....

BBC Chiefs Will Continue Making a ‘Strong Case’ for Investment to U.K. Government

After the shock revelation on Sunday that U.K. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries is planning to freeze the annual licence fee, which is the primary...