Columbia Pictures Acquires The Reliable Wife

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Columbia Pictures has acquired rights to Robert Goolrick’s novel “The Reliable Wife,” which hits shelves March 31.

Set in rural Wisconsin in 1908, the book centers on a middle-aged widower who places a newspaper ad seeking “a reliable wife.” Instead of fielding a homely applicant, the man finds himself welcoming a gorgeous former courtesan with an agenda of her own.

Sony-based Michael De Luca is attached to produce.