Steven Shainberg To Helm Sci-Fi Pic ‘Rupture’ For ‘American Sniper’ Producer Andrew Lazar

Steven Shainberg has been set to direct Rupture, a sci-fi adventure thriller that will serve as the next project from producer Andrew Lazar, who’s coming off 2014’s highest-grossing film and Oscar Best Picture nominee American Sniper.

Details of the story are under wraps, but it centers on a single mother struggling to raise her son alone who is abducted by a mysterious organization. While trying to escape, she uncovers an extraordinary secret about herself. It’s based on a story by Shainberg and Brian Nelson, and Nelson (Hard Candy, 30 Days Of Night) wrote the screenplay.

15th Annual AFI Awards - Awards PresentationTango Pictures, a partnership between Christina Weiss Lurie, Shainberg and Lazar, is teaming with Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Group (The Humbling, In Dubious Battle) to make the film. Weiss Lurie will serve as producer as well.

AMBI Distribution is handling international sales and will formally present the project in Cannes.

Lazar has been busy, recently nailing down one of the most hotly contested book auctions in a long time for It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life Of Love And War, the memoir of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Lynsey Addario. It’s now at Warner Bros with Steven Spielberg and Jennifer Lawrence in the mix.

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