Tongues are wagging that Shelter Island stood in for Nantucket Island on August 24, as actress Mila Kunis filmed part of her upcoming Netflix movie Luckiest Girl Alive at the North Ferry Terminal.
The production company applied for a Town of Shelter Island filming permit two weeks before the shoot, said Town Clerk Dorothy S. Ogar, who told Newsday that all shooting took place on private property. “Everything was done on North Ferry property on a privately owned parking lot in Shelter Island Heights,” she said.
No word on whether Kunis’s hubby Ashton Kutcher joined her or if they spent any time in the Hamptons or North Fork after the shoot. The film’s director, Mike Barker, has an impressive resume of television projects under his belt, including Versailles, The Handmaid’s Tale, Outlander and Fargo, among many others.
Luckiest Girl Alive is based on Jessica Knoll’s 2015 New York Times-bestselling mystery novel of the same name. It was the author’s first book. Knoll also penned the screenplay, which tells the story of 28-year-old Ani FaNelli, a young woman who seeks to create the perfect life, but a violent incident from her past threatens to unravel all her work and expose a shocking secret.
The novel and film are set in New York City, but much of the filming has been in Toronto, Canada, according to the online gossip pages.
Along with Kunis, Luckiest Girl Alive stars Chiara Aurelia, Connie Britton, Justine Lupe, Jennifer Beals, Scoot McNairy and Finn Wittrock, among others.