Boyd book heading for Hollywood

<p>Hollywood director Brian De Palma wants to direct a film version of one of William Boyd&#39;s novels, the author revealed.&nbsp;<br /> </p><p>Speaking at the Aye Write! book festival in Glasgow, Boyd told his audience audience that De Palma&#39;s approach had come as something of a surprise, reports the Sunday Herald.</p><p>Boyd said: &quot;It turns out he has been obsessed with The Blue Afternoon for years. It was wonderful to discover a movie enthusiast such as he was a fan.&quot;</p><p>Boyd also confessed there was no hesitation on his part in agreeing to write the screenplay for the film of his award-winning 1993 novel The Blue Afternoon, with the end result slated to hit the silver screens in just over a year. </p>