“The Lovely Bones” author Alice Sebold’s novel “Lucky,” dubbed a “searing chronicle of sexual assault,” is set to be adapted into a feature film by Karen Moncrieff (“13 Reasons Why”). James Brown (“Still Alice”) is producing and pre-production and casting are underway ahead of filming in the Fall.
In her memoir, Sebold reveals how her life was altered when she was raped and beaten in a park near campus as an eighteen-year-old college freshman. Sebold then fought to secure her rapist’s arrest and conviction. The book sold over one million copies.
That’s not the only adaptation in the works today, as Rebecca Stott’s 2017 cult novel “In The Days of Rain” is being adapted for television by “The White Princess” and “Wolf Hall” producer Company Pictures.
The book is a father-daughter story that tells of the author’s experience growing up in a separatist fundamentalist Christian cult. Stott wrote the book after finding out her father was dying of cancer and he asked her to expose everything that was kept hidden in the cult.