New Line puts paws on tale of a cool cat

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New Line is in negotiations to pick up the screen rights to "Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World," a nonfiction book by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter.

Pamela Gray is being tapped to write the adaptation, which will be produced by Temple Hill's Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.

The book, published in September, tells the story of a kitten, abandoned in a book drop on a cold winter night, who is rescued by workers at a library in rural Iowa. It becomes the library's mascot, charming and inspiring patrons and staffers.

Sam Brown and Meredith Finn will oversee for New Line.

Grey is repped by UTA. Myron is repped by IPG.

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