Lionsgate Acquires Film Rights To Amor Towles Bestseller ‘Rules Of Civility’

EXCLUSIVE: In the culmination of a courtship that began last spring, Lionsgate has completed a deal to turn the bestselling Amor Towles novel Rules Of Civility into a feature film. The book was published in July 2011 by Viking/Penguin. Lionsgate Motion Picture Group production president Erik Feig spent most of this year pursuing the author, and it finally resulted in a deal. Set in New York City in 1938, Rules of Civility focuses on 25-year-old Katey Kontent and her attempt to rise above the Wall Street secretarial pool into the upper echelons of New York society at the end of the Depression. As much as anything, her challenge is to not lose herself in the romance in Gotham’s high society. (more…)

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