Warner Bros. has set Scott Hicks to direct The Lucky One, based on the Nicholas Sparks best-selling novel about a Marine searching for a mysterious woman.

According to Variety, Will Fetters wrote the screenplay for "The Lucky One," published in 2008 by Grand Central Publishing. The story centers on a Marine who survives three tours in Iraq and attributes his good fortune to a photograph he carried of a woman he has never met. He sets out to meet his good-luck charm when he returns to North Carolina.

No production date was announced.