Pobbles Productions has optioned for screen adaptation two psychological thrillers from Jane Lythell.
The optioned novels are The Lie of You, a portrait of obsession, and After the Storm, a novel which follows an English couple who get on a small boat with two American strangers to sail to an island after knowing them less than 24 hours.
Pobbles Productions is backed by Great Point Media, the media investment and advisory business which has recently supported TV shows "The Level", "Doc Martin" and "Arthur and George".
Lythell said: "This is the best news. I have huge respect for the work of Great Point Media, am an avid fan of 'Doc Martin' and have been gripped by 'The Level' and its darkly atmospheric portrayal of Brighton where I live."
Jim Reeve, director of Great Point Media said: ‘We are very excited to be working with Pobbles and Jane on these projects which we feel will make fantastic adaptations to the screen.’
Laura Palmer, fiction publisher at Head of Zeus, said: "Both these novels would make brilliant films, but I'm especially excited to see who would play the two rival women in The Lie of You. My fantasy pick would be Emily Blunt and Rosamund Pike."