Monahan, Curtis Adapting London Boulevard


William Monahan (The Departed) has teamed with Quentin Curtis to acquire rights to the Ken Bruen novel “London Boulevard,” reports Variety.

Monahan has nearly completed the script, and plans to make his directing debut on the crime drama this fall.

“London Boulevard” 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 will produce with Curtis, with whom he also acquired the John Pearson book “The Gamblers,” with Monahan planning to write that script for Warner Bros.