Warner Bros. Taps Scribe for Project Based on Emily Post Writings (Exclusive)

The studio picked up the project, based on the writings of the mistress of manners, in February of last year.

Tom Gormican has been tapped to bring good manners to the big screen.

The scribe has been hired to write the script for Warner Bros’ take on a project based on the writings of the mistress of manners, Emily Post.

Warners picked up the project in February 2010 with Nick Osborne and Trevor Engelson of Underground Films producing. The studio also signed a deal with the Emily Post Institute for the rights to use Post, her literary library and legacy, which includes her best-selling book, Etiquette.

A la My Fair Lady but with a gender twist, the story centers on a prissy Emily Post manners coach who attempts to turn a guy’s guy into a refined gentleman.

Gormican wrote Are We Officially Dating?, a romantic comedy told from the male point of view that landed on the 2010 Black List. That gave him a rush of wind in his sails, and he recently sold a rom-com pitch titled Save the Date to Sony with Neal Moritz producing.

He is repped by WME and Underground.