Bestselling author Marissa Stapley’s upcoming novel LUCKY for fans of The Queen’s Gambit and Lupin, to ABC Disney Studios and Carlton Cuse (Lost, Jack Ryan) with Stapley attached to write the pilot; North American rights previously sold to Nita Pronovost of Simon & Schuster (publishing April 2021 in Canada and December 21 in the US) by Dana Spector of CAA on behalf of Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency.

What if you had the winning ticket that would change your life forever, but you couldn’t cash it in? Luciana (“Lucky”) Armstrong is a tough, talented grifter with a heart of gold, a painful past and a conscience that keeps her up at night. After pulling off a million-dollar heist with her boyfriend, Cary, she’s ready to take off to the tropics and start a brand-new life.  But Cary has always been one step ahead of her. When he leaves her holding the bag for the crimes he committed, she soon realizes she has nothing left except a multi-million-dollar winning lottery ticket she bought on a whim. But how can she cash it in with the police on her trail and no one to trust?

LUCKY is an unforgettable tale, think The Flight Attendant with dashes of Paper Moon, that’s part thrill ride and part journey to find out what it means to be a good person in a complicated world.

Marissa Stapley is a journalist and the author of three bestselling novels, including the acclaimed MATING FOR LIFE and THINGS TO DO WHEN IT’S RAINING, which was published in twelve countries, and THE LAST RESORT, which was optioned for television, and an Oprah Magazine Best Beach Read.  She lives in Toronto with her family, and co-writes romantic comedies with Karma Brown under the pen name Maggie Knox.