Fox Acquires Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani Action-Thriller Spec “The State”

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Twentieth Century Fox has picked up the spec script THE STATE from the writing duo and . David Lonner and Ben Rowe from Oasis Media are set to produce the international action thriller that follows a father in a desperate race to rescue his son.

This is one of many specs that the studio has on their development slate. The studio also nabbed the spec Free Guy from Hit List alum Matt Lieberman with Greg producing. It also picked up the sci-fi thriller spec Helios from two-time Hit List scribe Isaac Adamson. The spec script package for the absurdist comedy Operation Prince of Freedom from Hit Listers Michael Kvamme and Jordan Dunn has also landed at the studio with Gary Sanchez Productions and Chernin Entertainment on board to develop.

Haines and Noshirvani are an up and coming writing pair who landed on the Young and Hungry List in 2011. Their script for From Here to Albion landed on the Black List in 2013. Earlier this year, the Tracking Board broke the news that their script for the mob movie Revenge at a Wedding is set to be produced by Justin Lin and directed by American Ultra helmer Nima Nourizadeh.

Both are repped by and .

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This news was first reported by Deadline.

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