The Midnight Library by Matt Haig has been optioned for a potential movie adaptation. For all the details about this upcoming film or TV adaptation, here’s what we know about The Midnight Library movie:
What’s it about? What’s the plot?
The Midnight Library is about Nora, a thirty-something woman who is regretful about her life and feels alienated and unneeded in this world. In the depths of her wallowing, she comes across the Midnight Library. In it, each book represents a portal into another variation of what her life could have been. As she reads the volumes, they allow her access different versions of her life — relationships she could have stuck with, careers she could have pursued and so on.
As she jumps in and out of these alternate realities, Nora’s journey of self-discovery results in a life-affirming and reflective story about the choices we make, the paths we’ve chosen and each of our places in this world.
The Midnight Library was published in September 2020.
What format will it be? Will The Midnight Library adaptation be a Movie or a Series?
It’s planned as a feature movie.
Who’s behind it?
StudioCanal and Blueprint Pictures have optioned the film rights for The Midnight Library. Blueprint Pictures has previously developed movies such as Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and the 2020 Emma adaptation. Haig’s novel How To Stop Time has also been optioned by Studiocanal.
From author Matt Haig: “I am so excited that The Midnight Library film is in the best hands. Having worked with Blueprint and StudioCanal before, it was a no-brainer the moment they offered. I can’t wait to see Nora’s adventures through the multiverse translated to screen.”
What’s the status of The Midnight Library adaptation?
The adaptation is currently early in its development.
Who’s in the cast?
No casting details have been released yet.
See the full cast (when available) on IMDB.
When will it be released?
Is there a trailer or teaser available?
Not yet! Stay tuned.
The Midnight Library Movie Development Timeline
September 22, 2020 StudioCanal and Blueprint option The Midnight Library
September 29, 2020 The Midnight Library (novel) is released.