Warner Bros. has signed Douglas McGrath to direct The Lucky One, the adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks best-seller, says Variety.
The film’s produced by Denise Di Novi, who has produced three other Sparks adaptations for the studio – Nights in Rodanthe, A Walk to Remember and Message in a Bottle.
McGrath will also rewrite Will Fetters’ script for the film.
The book centers on a Marine who survives three tours in Iraq. He attributes his good fortune to a photograph he carried of a woman he has never met, and he sets out to meet his good-luck charm when he returns to North Carolina.