Daniel Radcliffe and Lily Rabe cast in THE LUCKY ONE

Some more news has been broken because of twitter. After producer Christine Vachon tweeted the following...

Heading to Doug McGrath’s script reading, starring Daniel Radcliffe–

Daniel Radcliffe and Lily Rabe were AMAZING together!

... /Film put the pieces together and concluded that the two actors must have been cast in McGrath's adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, Dear John) novel The Lucky One.

How you may ask? Well here are the pieces of the puzzle: 

  • McGrath, the writer-director of film adaptations of other books like Infamous and Emma, was already reported to be adapting this particular Sparks novel, finishing the latest draft of the script himself.
  • Sparks gave some input on the nearing production start of the film, when he told Collider, “I think they start filming The Lucky One in May.” This means McGrath is most likely not casting for another upcoming project, with a May (possible sooner) start date looming.

The book, tells the story of a a US Marine who tracks down the young woman from a snapshot he found, that he believes feels brings him a tidal wave of good luck. Radliffe (Harry Potter films) and Rabe (Toe Tactic, No Reservations) would certainly fit those parts, so with all that damning evidence, it looks like McGrath has his leads.

What do you think of Radcliffe and Rabe likely being the leads in McGrath's adaptation of THE LUCKY ONE?


Here's a full description of the book:

The Lucky One tells the unforgettable story of a man whose brushes with death lead him to the love of his life. 

After U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a smiling young woman buried in the dirt during his tour of duty in Iraq, he experiences a sudden streak of luck — winning poker games and even surviving deadly combat. Only his best friend, Victor, seems to have an explanation for his good fortune: the photograph — his lucky charm. 

Back home in Colorado, Thibault can't seem to get the woman in the photograph out of his mind and he sets out on a journey across the country to find her. But Thibault is caught off guard by the strong attraction he feels for the woman he encounters in North Carolina - Elizabeth, a divorced mother — and he keeps the story of the photo, and his luck, a secret. As he and Elizabeth embark upon a passionate love affair, his secret soon threatens to tear them apart — destroying not only their love, but also their lives. 

Filled with tender romance and terrific suspense, THE LUCKY ONE is an unforgettable story about the surprising paths our lives often take and the power of fate to guide us to true and everlasting love. 

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