WEEK IN WOMEN: Karen Moncrieff to Adapt Alice Siebold’s LUCKY – Brandy McDonnell Reports

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Karen Moncrieff (The Dead Girl, 13 Reasons Why) is adapting the memoir Lucky, by The Lovely Bones author Alice Sebold, as a feature film.

Moncrieff has penned the adaptation of Sebold’s story, an autobiographical chronicle of sexual assault and its aftermath, and is also set to direct the film.

The film will be produced by Still Alice‘s James Brown. Lisa Wolofsky of Skywolf Media and Nadine de Barros through Fortitude are fully financing and will executive produce. Fortitude is handling international sales. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.