Netflix may be struggling to hold o to its subscribers, but the ones that stick around are getting a real treat. As well as announcing a huge raft of new films, the streaming platform has now dropped the new trailer for the upcoming Mila Kunis picture Luckiest Girl Alive.
The new film will arrive on October 7th and star Kunis as the lead. Based on the million-selling novel of the same name, a dark truth from her past threatens to unravel her dream. You can watch the trailer below.
The novel of the same name has been widely described as a classic, and Jessica Knoll, the author behind it, is also the driving force behind this excellent screenplay. Ani, played by Kunis, is the ultimate New York socialite, with a dreamy fiancee and a killer job, but can the “perfect life” cover up the past?
“There was so much of my own story and experience embedded in this character,” noted Jessica Knoll, who was working on the script before the book was even published. “It was really important to me that I be the one to tell it.”
“I was someone who did not present in any way someone who had gone through a really traumatic thing young,” Knoll continued. “I lived in New York, working at Cosmopolitan magazine, sitting in meetings coming up with cover lines for ‘50 Hands-Free Ways To Give Him Sexual Pleasure.’ I was planning my wedding, and I was going to all my fittings, and I was making appointments to get eyelash extensions, and I wore white jeans, and I was bubbly happy. To me, there was something very absurd and comical, darkly comical, about the fact that this was the surface of my life and that you would never know by looking at me what was happening beneath the surface, what I had been through, and how fucking angry I was all the time. That’s where the humour comes from.”
That sentiment was picked up further by director Mike Barker, who said: “My job was to help [Jessica] tell her story in a different medium,” he tells Tudum. “It’s about a woman having to face the trauma she’s hidden for such a long time in order to move forward.”
Watch the trailer for Luckiest Girl Alive below.