Columbia Pictures has acquired the college thriller “I Would Die for You” from first-time scribes Markus Redmond and Ivy Williams.
Channing Dungey of Warner Bros.-based Material Films brought the script to Columbia veep Carrie Richmond. Col director of creative affairs Rachel O’Connor and Richmond will oversee the project at the studio.
Jorge Saralegui and Dungey will produce through their Material Films.
Described as a character-driven thriller set on the U of California, Santa Barbara campus, story revolves around a college senior who returns home to Cleveland to attend his best friend’s wedding, only to have a one-night-stand with his old high school sweetheart, whom he had abandoned. The woman, still madly in love with the student, follows him back to Santa Barbara, determined to ruin his life in order to win back his love.
Redmond, an actor who has had recurring roles on “NYPD Blue,” “Murder One” and “Mad About You,” recently appeared in “Fight Club” and the upcoming film “How to Kill Your Neighbor’s Dog,” starring Kenneth Branagh and Robin Wright Penn.
Redmond and Williams are repped by Mediachase.