Ken Bruen’s London Boulevard in development for big screen.

The words of the always-excellent Ken Bruen may be heading to the big screen.

Hollywood darling William Monahan is looking to adapt Bruen’s London Boulevard.

The story revolves around a South London criminal who, after release from prison, tries to give up the gangster life by becoming a handyman for a reclusive young actress.

According to Variety , Monahan has teamed up with producer Quentin Cutris to purchase the rights to the novel.

In addition to handling screenwriting duties, Monahan is planning on making his directorial debut on it.

The story revolves around a South London criminal who, after release from prison, tries to give up the gangster life by becoming a handyman for a reclusive young actress.

Monahan came to fame with the screenplay for Scorsese’s The Departed. Sadly, he also wrote The Kingdom of Heaven.

I am surprised it took this long for somebody to realize that Bruen’s work is ripe for adaptation. Mr. Ken is an amazing writer and fine fellow. I hope the deal paid him well.