Heartfelt contemporary YA novel ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES set to be adapted for film starring Elle Fanning.
A popular new YA novel promises even more insightful looks into teenage life on the big screen! The film rights for All The Bright Places by Jennifer Nivens have been scooped up and a star has already signed on for the lead role!
Elle Fanning (Maleficent, Super 8) will star as Violet, a high school student so desperate to leave her current life behind that she forgets to live it– until the day she befriends Finch, a boy obsessed with his own death.
Miguel Arteta (Youth In Revolt, Alexander and the No-Good, Terrible, Very Bad Day) will direct Fanning and her future co-stars in the film. Author Jennifer Niven will also write the script.
In a recent statement announcing the film, Niven shared her excitement:
“All the Bright Places is a very personal story for me. Mazur/Kaplan, Miguel, and Demarest Media have given the book and me the most wonderfully supportive, creative home, and they are as invested in Finch and Violet as I am.”
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.
Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.
When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.
This is an intense, gripping novel perfect for fans of Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Gayle Forman, and Jenny Downham from a talented new voice in YA, Jennifer Niven.