“The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” Gets Film Adaptation Ahead of Publish Date

Addie LaRue

It hasn’t even hit stores yet, but V.E. Schwab’s “genre-defying and eagerly anticipated” new novel, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, will be adapted into a feature film! Variety had the exclusive, announced earlier today.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is one of the books I was most excited about for 2020! I attended an early launch event back in March before New York City shut down, and I was hooked listening to Schwab talk about this book, which is set to release this Tuesday, October 6, from Tor Books.

The story is essentially this: in 1700s France, Adeline LaRue makes a desperate Faustian deal to get out of a marriage that she doesn’t want. She is made immortal, but she is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets and (for reasons I have yet to discover because I only just recently started reading) to not have the ability to say or write her name. Until, that is, 300 years later in New York, where she meets a young man that actually remembers her name.

Studio eOne has acquired the rights to the movie. Some of eOne’s recent films include Queen and Slim, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and the Oscar-winning 1917. Gerard Butler’s company, G-Base, will produce, with Butler, Alan Siegel, and Danielle Robinson.

Schwab herself will be penning the screenplay. This is her screenwriting debut, after being a #1 New York Times best-selling author with over 20 published works in adult, YA, and middle grade, including three graphic novels. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue has already received and #1 IndieNext Pick, an Amazon Editors’ Pick, a #1 Library Reads pick, a Book of the Month Club selection, and five STARRED reviews, as well as being chosen for numerous “Best of Fall” lists. It has been blurbed by Neil Gaiman, Rebecca Roanhorse, Naomi Novick, Peng Shepherd, and Alix Harrow.

I only just started reading but I am already in love, and I’m very excited by this news!

Author: Jamie Sugah

Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.

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