Ivanhoe Pictures has taken exclusive film rights to action/adventure YA novel The Walled City by Ryan Graudin.

The story follows three teenagers fighting to escape a lawless city and Ivanhoe’s John Penotti (pictured), Kelly Carmichael and Josh Cohen are producing and overseeing development.

Tracey Adams and Stephen Moore negotiated the deal on behalf of Ryan Graudin and Brian Kornreich for Ivanhoe Pictures.