Douglas McGrath has signed on to direct the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ “The Lucky One” for Warner Bros. Pictures says Variety.
The story centers on a Marine who survives three tours in Iraq. He attributes his good fortune to a photograph he carried of a woman he has never met, and he sets out to meet his good-luck charm when he returns to North Carolina.
McGrath will also rewrite Will Fetters’ script which adapts the novel by Sparks (“A Walk to Remember,” “Nights in Rodanthe”). Denise Di Novi will produce.