Douglas McGrath has signed on to direct The Lucky Ones, the adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks bestseller for Warner Bros.

According to Variety, McGrath will also rewrite Will Fetters' script for The Lucky Ones.

Published last year by Grand Central Publishing, The Lucky Ones 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.

No production date has been set.