Hicks in talks for ‘Lucky’ shot

Warner Bros. is in negotitaions with director

Warner Bros. is in negotiations with Scott Hicks (“Shine”) to direct “The Lucky One,” based on the Nicholas Sparks novel about a Marine searching for a mysterious woman.

The film’s produced by Denise Di Novi and Kevin McCormick, who segued late last year as Warner production president into a studio deal under the Langley Park banner. Di Novi’s produced three other Sparks adaptations for the studio — “Nights in Rodanthe,” “A Walk to Remember” and “Message in a Bottle.” Di Novi Pictures president Alison Green­span is exec producing.

Scribe Will Fetters adapted “The Lucky One,” published in 2008 by Grand Central Publishing. Story centers on a Marine who survives three tours in Iraq and attributes his good fortune to a photograph he carried of a woman he has never met. He sets out to meet his good-luck charm when he returns to North Carolina.

Hicks’ credits include “The Boys Are Back,” “No Reservations” and “Snow Falling on Cedars.”

He’s repped by CAA.

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