Sundance ’10: Lionsgate Gets ‘Buried’ with Ryan Reynolds

In the first major feature pickup of the Sundance Film Festival, Lionsgate (Saw, High Tension, The Descent) will acquire domestic distribution rights to Ryan Reynolds thriller Buried, about a private contractor who is kidnapped in Iraq and buried alive. Directed by Spanish helmer Rodrigo Cortes, film whipped up a flurry of interest among buyers after making its world premiere late Saturday night. The pic is being repped by UTA. As at other recent fests, deals are otherwise slow in the making at this year’s Sundance Film Fest, but there are some interesting twists to the usual routine. Watch for our review and exclusive interview this week. Read on for the trailer and a clip.