Last year, I listened to Amor Towles’ The Rules of Civility on audio. This year, Lionsgate has made a deal with Towles to make The Rules of Civility into a movie.
The story goes that Lionsgate Motion Picture Group production president Erik Feig has been courting Towles for months. Seems the author wasn’t so keen to have his novel wrecked by the movie industry. It took some convincing. According to the Deadline.com article, “A graduate of Yale and Stanford and the principal of a big hedge fund, Towles didn’t need Hollywood option money and was wary of trusting Hollywood with the book he’d always wanted to write.”
Well, wouldn’t it be nice to not need Hollywood money? That aside, it is reassuring to hear that Feig wants to preserve the integrity of his story since it’s a story I liked.