‘The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue’ to Turn Into a Film!

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab

It has been two years since the news broke out that V. E. Schwab’s fantasy novel ‘The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue’ will get a film adaptation. 

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(Image: V. E. Schwab’s official website)

‘The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue’ follows the story of, as the title suggests, Addie LaRue, a woman from 18th century France, who makes a Faustian bargain to live forever. While she gets her to wish, she also gets cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Fast forward to the present, she stumbles upon a man who remembers her, a first in her 300 years of existence. The book is quite deep and existential in nature, which shouldn’t be surprising as we’re talking about life and immortality. Interestingly, the main characters are bisexual and are surrounded by queer people, too — details casually presented in the book, making it rather refreshing for a romantic fantasy novel.

Two years ago, Variety released an exclusive report saying that ‘Addie LaRue’ will get adapted into a feature film, with Studio eOne acquiring rights for it. Since then, news about its progress has been slow, but it is actually moving forward! 

Here’s what we know so far.

The film will be directed by Augustine Frizzell. Variety also broke the news first about the director of the movie in November 2021. Frizzell made her directing debut with A24’s ‘Never Goin’ Back’ (2018), followed by the pilot episode of HBO’s ‘Euphoria’ (2019) and Netflix’s ‘The Last Letter From Your Lover’ (2021).

As for the script, Schwab was initially supposed to write it for her screenwriting debut following an initial draft, but she gave way and let Frizzell and her husband, David Lowery. Lowery is also a director with credits that include A24’s ‘The Green Knight’, Disney’s ‘Pete’s Dragon’, ‘A Ghost Story’, and the crime drama ‘The Old Man and the Gun’.

In September 2021, Schwab confirmed through an Instagram post that the script was already done and that Frizzel and Lowery ‘made justice’ in writing it.

G-Base will handle the production. They have in their slate the films ‘Greenland’ (2020), ‘Angel Has Fallen’ (2019), ‘Den of Thieves’ (2018), ‘London Has Fallen’ (2016), and ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ (2013).

It looks like it will take some time before we see ‘Addie LaRue’ on-screen, but we’re definitely more than willing to wait!

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