V.E. Schwab’s new novel, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, comes out next Tuesday, but a feature film is already in the works! Variety announced that Studio eOne acquired the rights, and the film will be produced by G-Base, the production company of Gerard Butler.
And, maybe most excitingly for Schwab fans, the author herself is writing the script!
HI I WROTE A FILM. https://t.co/FOjuq9zMFu
— Victoria/V.E. Schwab (@veschwab) October 1, 2020
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue begins in 1714, when a desperate young woman makes a Faustian bargain: she’ll live forever, but be forgotten by everyone she meets. After almost three hundred years of trying to make her mark on the world, Addie meets a young man who does the impossible: he remembers her name. Early readers have loved the book, including Neil Gaiman, who said, “For someone damned to be forgettable, Addie LaRue is a most delightfully unforgettable character, and her story is the most joyous evocation of unlikely immortality.”
Last month, Schwab answered a few questions about her new novel, explaining how it was partly inspired by Peter Pan; how her art history background informed the book; and how while some stories need to be series, “Addie needed to be one book.” You can listen to her read an excerpt here!