Niven to adapt 'All the Bright Places' for film

Niven to adapt 'All the Bright Places' for film

US author Jennifer Niven is writing the screenplay for her YA novel All the Bright Places, which is published in the UK by Penguin Random House.
 
The book, published last January, is about a girl who learns to live by becoming friends with a boy who intends to die. It is longlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2015.
 
Production on the film is due to start in 2016, directed by Miguel Arteta and starring Elle Fanning. The producers are Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan, who created the Mazur/Kaplan Company in 2009.
 
 “Violet and Finch’s achingly heartfelt and authentic story is the most convincing portrayal of teenage life I have ever come across. It’s such a privilege to bring it to the screen with the help of its engaging author,” said Arteta.