‘Annie’ Director Will Gluck Boards Disney’s Lottery Movie

“Annie” director Will Gluck has signed on to direct Disney’s lottery movie, formerly titled “Lucky Guy,” with “The Lego Movie’s” Dan Lin attached to produce.

The project had originally been centered on on a consistently unlucky man whose streak of bad luck continues when everyone in his small town wins the lottery except for him. Disney has decided to make the protagonist female with Martin Hynes rewriting.

The project is based on a 2012 New York Times article by Suzanne Daley about a tiny town in Spain named Sodeto in which every cititzen but one contributed to the national lottery and won a $950 million dollar jackpot.

Lin Pictures’ Mark Bauch is exec producing. Tendo Nagenda is overseeing for the studio.

Gluck’s credits include Emma Stone’s “Easy A” and “Friends with Benefits,” which starred Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. He is repped by UTA and Sloan Offer.

The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

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