Alice Sebold Memoir Adaptation “Lucky” Has Been Dropped After Losing Funding
“Lucky” Film project based on Alice Sebold’s 1999 memoir penned by “You” star Victoria Pedrettiabandoned, diverse Learn.
The film was dropped after losing its funding months ago, according to a source close to the production. Pedretti, too, is no longer involved.
In “Lucky,” Siebold depicts being brutally 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 Moshiant raised concerns about the events in the book and left the project.
Anthony Broadwater, the man portrayed in her novel (under the fictitious name of Gregory Madison) and convicted of first-degree rape and five other counts in the case, was acquitted on November 24 in New York State Supreme Court.
Broadwater spent 16 years in prison and was released in 1998. Since then, he has continued to claim his innocence while facing decades of stigma, isolation, and lost job opportunities as a registered sex offender.
Mucciante, who was an executive producer on “Lucky” and was supposed to provide funding for the film through his banner Red Badge Films, played a crucial role in revisiting Broadwater’s conviction. Mucciante began to question the story on which the movie was based earlier this year, after noticing inconsistencies between the memoir and script, According to the New York Times.
Mucciante left the project in June and appointed a special investigator to examine the evidence against Broadwater. Then Broadwater’s legal team addressed the outcome of the special investigation.
Broadwater’s defense attorneys argued that the case relied solely on the now discredited method of hair microscopic analysis, and on Sebold’s identification of Broadwater in court. Siebold initially identified a different man as her attacker on the police list, but later referred to Broadwater in court after “Mrs.
“I’m starting to have some doubts, not about the story Alice told of her assault, which was tragic, but the second part of her book about the trial, which didn’t hold together,” Moshiant told The Times.
Sebold did not comment on the conviction, which was overturned But he ignored questions from the Daily Mail reporter Near her home in San Francisco, as seen in photos and a video clip published by the British publishing house. “Lucky”, which has sold over a million copies, began her career as an author. She went on to write the 2002 novel, “The Lovely Bones,” which has sold 10 million copies and was adapted into the Academy Award-nominated Peter Jackson film of the same name.
Karen Moncrieff (“13 Reasons Why”) is set to write and direct “Lucky” with James Brown (“still alice“) Produce. JoBro Productions’ JoBro Productions’ Jonathan Bronfman was the executive producer of the film, but diverse He confirmed that he was no longer associated with the project.
diverse I reached out to Brown and Sebold’s literary agent for comment. Mucciante had no further comment.
Pat Saperstein and Angelique Jackson contributed to this story.