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