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.
‘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!