Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani sell spec to Fox

20th Century Fox has picked up The State, a spec script by Screenwriters Colony alum Rory Haines (’09) and his writing partner Sohrab Noshirvani.

 

Deadline: The script is an international action thriller about a father in a desperate race to rescue his son. David Lonner and Ben Rowe of Oasis Media Group are producing.

 

It’s an international thriller for writers who fit that same description. Noshirvani is Iranian-born, and Haines hails from the UK. They met in New York and first hit the Black List with 2013’s From Here To Albion, a script that Participant Media bought. They’ve since sold Revenge At A Wedding to Justin Lin’s Perfect Storm, and Universal Cable Productions bought their pilot script The Narrows. The duo also is developing a series at BBC with Sam Mendes’ Neal Street.

 

They are represented by CAA, Oasis Media Group and Jackoway Tyerman.

 

 

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