Lionsgate has acquired domestic distribution rights to Buried, the claustrophobic thriller in which Ryan Reynolds plays a civilian contractor who’s kidnapped in Iraq and awakens buried in a coffin in the desert.
The film, which cost $3 million to make, was directed by Spanish helmer Rodrigo Cortes. The studio picked up the rights for about $3.2 million.
“‘Buried’ is a powerful reminder that all you really need for an unforgettable movie experience is a great story, inventive filmmaking and brilliant acting,” Jason Constantine, Lionsgate’s president of acquisitions and co-productions, said in a statement.
You can watch a teaser and a clip here.