Netflix abandons Alice Sebold book adaptation after rape conviction overturned

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‘U’ star Victoria Pedretti was set to play the lead role in the film

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Netflix won’t go ahead with adaptation of Alice Sebald’s book lucky, it has been reported.

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The book, which focused on Seybold’s rape at age 18 and the resulting trauma on her life, was being made into a film for the streaming giant. However, the sentence was overturned last week, with convicted attacker Anthony Broadwater acquitted of the charge.

Netflix had started the development process for the film. You Star Victoria Pedretti signed on to play Sebald.

Victoria Pedretti as exposing nanny Dani Clayton. credit: netflix

However Diversity now said that lucky has been abandoned. The project lost funding months ago, according to sources, and Pedretti also walked out of the project before moving on to Netflix.

When . contacted by Guardian, a spokesperson for publisher Scribner declined to comment on the overturning of the conviction.

Neither Alice Seybold nor Scribner have commented. Scribner has no plans to update the text of lucky At this time,” he said.

Netflix (Picture: Chessnot/Getty Images)

Broadwater was petitioning for freedom over the 16 years he spent in prison and after his release in 1998. Although, luckyExecutive producer Timothy Mukiante was instrumental in turning the case around.

According to a report in the new York Times Muciant left the project in June, and decided to hire a private investigator to investigate the evidence against Broadwater. The result of the private investigation was then taken over by Broadwater’s legal team, which helped clear his name.

to date, lucky Over one million copies have been sold, with Sebold going to pen. lovely bones, which Peter Jackson adapted for the screen.

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