William Boyd's new novel heading to screen

<p>William Boyd&rsquo;s forthcoming novel <em>Ordinary Thunderstorms,</em> due from Bloomsbury in September, is to be adapted for screen.<br /><br />Independent TV and film production company Origin Pictures together with BBC Films secured film rights to the novel; Boyd is to write the adaptation himself. The project was brought in by Ed Rubin, head of development at Origin. Stephen Durbridge at The Agency negotiated Boyd&rsquo;s deal with Origin and the BBC.</p><p>&quot;It&rsquo;s a hugely exciting proposition and very rare to come across a big London-set thriller that is both sophisticated and unpredictable in equal measure,&quot; said David Thompson, who set up Origin. &quot;We&rsquo;re thrilled to be working with Will and the BBC, and are itching to get on and make this film!&rdquo;&#8232;&quot;</p><p>&quot;I&rsquo;m absolutely delighted to be working with David, Origin and BBC Films,&quot; said Boyd. &quot;A completely perfect combination, as far as I&rsquo;m concerned, and I look forward enormously to our collaboration.&quot;</p><p>Boyd is also adapting his novel<em> Any Human Heart </em>for a six-part Channel 4 series.</p>