Deadline has reported that We Were Liars by E. Lockhart has been acquired for film by upstart production company, Imperative Entertainment. They report that “Imperative’s Bradley Thomas, Zak Kadison and Dan Friedkin will produce and production veep Justin Catron will be co-producer.” The novel was adapted by the film’s author, which is always an interesting (and awesome) piece of a film deal – it generally means the movie will be faithful, if it happens. Big thanks to Novel Thoughts for the tip on this awesome news! The Fault in Our Stars author calls the book, “thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart.”
The story follows a 17-year-old girl who survived a horrible accident at her family’s summer home two years ago that she cannot remember. She returns, determined to remember the details of her accident but as the pieces start to come together, she discovers not only the painful truth of that night, but a shocking revelation about herself.