Bonafide Films secures acclaimed BAFTA award-winning and Emmy and Academy Award-nominated writer, Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Solider SpyThe Men Who Stare At Goats, Frank) to pen two feature film adaptations of Ned Beauman’s 2012 Man Booker long-listed novel The Teleportation Accident and George Saunders’ short story Bounty for Film4.

Straughan reunites with Bonafide having previously collaborated with the indie when he wrote and directed two shorter works Gee Gee and Nosferatu In Love. Straughan is attached to direct Bounty for Film4, which will mark his debut outing as a feature film director.

Both features will be executive produced by Margery Bone, managing director and founder of Bonafide Films, and partner Elwen Rowlands.

Bone said: “Bonafide is delighted to continue our work with Peter Straughan, one of our greatest screenwriters and adaptors, and to bring these two projects to Film4. It will be wonderful to collaborate with Peter as he makes his feature film directorial debut. Equally Ned Beauman is a young novelist who is rapidly gaining a name as one of the most unique voices in contemporary literature and as for George Saunders’ novella, as America splits down a seismic political divide his story couldn’t be more darkly resonant or relevant.”

The Teleportation Accident is a dark comedy set in Germany in the 1930s with an intricate plot that weaves elements of sci-fi and noir with romance. As well as being longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the novel won the Somerset Maugham award for UK author Ned Beauman.

Bounty is a novella that makes up part of CivilWarLand In Bad Decline, the first short story collection from Chicago-born writer George Saunders. Bounty is black comedy set in postapocalyptic America where environmental poisoning has led to social decline.