Safran taps writer to direct indie ‘Girls’

Alvarez co-wrote thriller with Adam Shazar

Producer Peter Safran has set Kyle Patrick Alvarez to direct thriller “Girls.”

Safran (“Buried”) will produce and finance the indie pic via his Safran Co. banner.

“Girls,” penned by Alvarez and Adam Shazar, brings a fresh twist to a conventional thriller in telling the story of a slumber party gone wrong after four teenage girls are terrorized by a pair of kidnappers.

“When Adam and I sat down to write ‘Girls,’ we took a lot of inspiration from the ambition it took to make a movie like ‘Buried,’ so I couldn’t be more excited about getting to make a film with Peter,” Alvarez said.

UTA is repping worldwide rights to the project.

Alvarez made his directorial debut with the 2009 romantic drama “Easier With Practice.” He also wrote the script.

“Easier” picked up a number of awards, including the Someone to Watch kudo at the Independent Spirit Awards and international feature at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

Safran is completing production on “ATM,” starring Alice Eve, Josh Peck and Brian Geraghty, and “Flypaper,” toplining Patrick Dempsey and Ashley Judd.

Alvarez is repped by UTA.

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