‘Luckiest Girl Alive' on Netflix: Who is Luke Harrison? Meet Finn Wittrock's dreamy yet not-so-perfect character
'Luckiest Girl Alive' is one of the highly anticipated movies on Netflix. The movie is based on a 2015 New York Times bestseller of the same name written by the author Jessica Knoll and also her debut work. In February 2021, it was announced that Mila Kunis would star in the film, while Mike Barker will direct the screenplay written by the author Knoll. In July 2021, Finn Wittrock, Scoot McNairy, Chiara Aurelia, Thomas Barbusca, Justine Lupe, Dalmar Abuzied, Alex Barone, Carson MacCormac, Jennifer Beals, and Connie Britton joined the cast of the film.
The story follows a young woman who has sought to reinvent herself in her adult life, following a series of horrifying events during her teenage years. The lead character is Ani Fanelli (Mila Kunis) who is also referred to by several different names like TifAni FaNelli, Tif, and Finny. Finn Wittrock plays Luke Harrison, Ani's fiance. Read on to know more about the character.
Finn Wittrock, 37, is an actor who gained recognition for his roles in the films such as 'The Normal Heart', 'Noah', and 'Unbroken'. He even garnered a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his role as Dandy Mott in the FX series 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'. He is all set to play Luke Harrison in 'Luckiest Girl Alive.
Who is Luke Harrison?
Luke Harrison is a man who was born with a silver spoon in an affluent family unlike his fiance Ani (Mila Kunis). Luke seems like a dream guy, but when Ani’s past comes to light, it becomes clear that he’s less helpful and understanding than he initially seems, as shown in the trailer. He works in finance and is soon to be married to his fiance.
Finn Wittrock recently retweeted a post promoting his Netflix original movie by captioning it, "#LuckiestGirlAlive is now playing in select theaters Visit @ParisTheaterNYC, @ipictheaters, or @IFCCenter, find local showtimes & be the luckiest person alive!"
🎟 #LuckiestGirlAlive is now playing in select theaters 🎟— Finn Wittrock Source (@Finn_Wittrock__) October 1, 2022
Visit @ParisTheaterNYC, @ipictheaters, or @IFCCenter, find local showtimes & be the luckiest person alive!#milakunis @FinnWittrock @Chiara_Aurelia @picturestart @conniebritton @ThomasBarbusca @MadeUpStories pic.twitter.com/og4ytdSBQI
However, the storyline is quite horrific and deeply depressing as the synopsis reads, "28-year-old Ani appears to have a perfect life. She works as an editor at a glamorous women's magazine and has a loving fiancé from a good family. Yet Ani also hides a secret. As a teenager, she underwent a series of horrifying and emotionally crippling events, including a school shooting, that has continued to impact her well into her adult years."
During the course of the novel though, it is revealed Ani was gang raped when she was 14. She tried reaching out for help after the assault but was subjected to cruel bullying and taunts by her peers, who did not believe her. As the story progresses, Ani begins to question whether she is truly happy with who she has become and if her current life is the one she wants and needs but as it is adapted by Netflix for a movie, we are not sure if it will follow the novel's exact storyline.
'Luckiest Girl Alive' is coming on your screens on October 7, 2022. Tune into Netflix to watch the mystery-thriller movie.