Will Gluck (r) seen here with actor Mila Kunis is the new director for a Disney film about the lottery. PHOTO: AP
Disney has announced a director to film a new movie about the lottery in a small town.
Will Gluck is coming aboard to direct Walt Disney Studios’ untitled lottery project, says the Hollywood Reporter.
The film centers on a consistently unlucky woman whose streak of bad continues when everyone in her small town wins a lottery except for her.
But it turns out to be a blessing in disguise that will ultimately allow her to save the town from ruin.
Residents of Sodeto celebrate their win in 2012. The Disney film is based on a story of their success. PHOTO: EPA
The project is based on a true story reported by the New York Times in 2012.
All but one of the residents of Sodeto - a small village in Spain with just 70 households - had their lottery numbers come up in the country’s big Christmas lottery, El Gordo.
Each ticket was worth $130,000 of a total $950 million prize. Some residents won millions.
Costis Mitsotakis, a filmmaker, is the only resident of Sodeto who did not win a piece of the winning ticket. PHOTO: Marta Ramoneda, New York Times
The town had been struck by some very hard times in the economic downturn, and it came as a saving grace for them all at the time.
The film project was originally titled 'Lucky Guy' with a male as lead actor, but Gluck will oversee a rewrite by Martin Hynes to make the project female-centric.
Actor Kristen Wiig debuts her new lottery show in the film 'Welcome To Me'. VIDEO: YouTube
Another recently released movie (2015) about the lottery with Kristen Wiig, called 'Welcome To Me', is getting a 3/5 score from Rotten Tomatoes.
Kristen Wiig stars as as Alice, a fame-obsessed woman with borderline personality disorder.
After winning $86 million in the lottery, she decides to spend the money on a TV show about herself.