The first trailer for ‘A Very Lucky Girl’ left fans of star Mila Kunis full of anticipation for a rescue of the actress’s career – despite having starred in several productions since 2020, all of them were far from the repercussions and success of others acclaimed works by the actress, such as ‘Black Swan’, from 2010. The film is an adaptation of Jessica Knoll’s bestseller of the same name.
Ani FaNelli, Kunis’ character, who has been married to Ashton Kutcher since 2015 and has two children with the ‘Butterfly Effect’ actor, has created a perfect and enviable life for herself in the American city of New York. However, behind all this facade, FaNelli hides dark secrets from her past.
It all comes to a head when Ani agrees to do an interview for a true crime documentary about surviving a violent high school attack – all while preparing to marry her fiance Luke (Finn Wittrock).
The trailer also features flashbacks showing the protagonist’s complicated relationship in her teens – who at this stage is played by Chiara Aurelia – with her mother (Connie Britton).
Directed by Mike Barker (known for the series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’), the film also features in the cast Scoot McNairy, Thomas Barbusca, Justine Lupe, Dalmar Abuzeid, Alex Barone, Carson MacCormac and Jennifer Beals (star of the 1980s, known for classic ‘Flashdance’).
Knoll, who is also one of the screenwriters of the feature film, revealed that she, like the character, suffered collective rape and blocked that memory for many years. Having fully understood the trauma, she resolved to confront her past and ended up writing the book as a ‘survivor’.
“There was a lot of my story and experience in this character. It was very important to me that I was the one to tell it.”, said the author. ‘A Very Lucky Girl’ is scheduled for release on October 7th. Check out its first trailer.