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Good Universe Developing Chris Sparling Thriller ‘Intrusion’

Good Universe has picked up rights to Chris Sparling’s thriller spec script “Intrusion” and is fast-tracking development, Variety has learned exclusively.

Sparling’s credits include Matthew McConaughey’s “Sea of Trees” and Ryan Reynolds’ “Buried.”

Intrusion,” which is out to directors, centers on a woman who moves with her husband to a small town in Maine after a cancer scare and becomes the victim of a strange home invasion. She begins to uncover a darkness underneath her seemingly idyllic new life.

Alexandra Milchan (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Russell Hollander (“Valentine’s Day”), Josh Weinstock (“Nightingale”) and Sparling are attached to produce. Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake will serve as executive producers.

Spencer Wong brought the project in to Good Universe and will oversee it.

Sparling just wrapped writing and directing “Mercy” for Netflix, and wrote and produced Gus Van Sant’s “Sea of Trees,” which Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions acquired in Cannes. Sparling previously wrote and directed “The Atticus Institute” and wrote the films “ATM” and “Buried,” which won the National Board of Review and Goya awards for best original screenplay.

Sparling was named one of Variety‘s Ten Screenwriters to Watch in 2014.

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Good Universe produced “The House” for New Line and “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” for Universal.

Sparling is represented by UTA, Kaplan/Perrone and Stephen Clark at Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, & Feldman.

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