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A Sparling Sighting in Variety: Buried.

This morning's Variety article reads as follows:

"After starring with Sandra Bullock in romantic comedy "The Proposal," Ryan Reynolds has lined up a much grittier proposition for his next film.

Reynolds will star in "Buried," playing a civilian contractor who's kidnapped in Iraq and awakens buried in a coffin in the desert, armed only with a cell phone, a candle and a knife.

Rodrigo Cortes will direct a script by Chris Sparling; production will begin this month in Barcelona.

Peter Safran will produce through his Safran Co. banner with Adrian Guerra of Spain-based Versus Entertainment, which is financing the film. The picture will shoot entirely in Spain, which is home to Cortes, best known for directing "The Contestant."

Reynolds takes the job after the showy role of Deadpool in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and "The Proposal."

He decided to go the indie route as a way to stretch his acting chops in a movie with a claustrophobic premise, and one in which he holds the screen through most of the picture.

Reynolds, the writer and director are repped by UTA."

Wait a second ... is that a Sparling in there? 

Oh indeed it is!!!  That's a Chris Sparling right in there!!! 

I am so, so proud to announce news that I've been itching to share for a while now.  Chris's script, "Buried," is being made into a movie this summer.  In Spain.  Starring Ryan Reynolds.  More details to come here in a few weeks, but for now I remain a very proud Sparling.

Thanks for being part of not only the diabetes journey here, guys, but the life one.  I'm really happy to be able to share this news with you all!!

Comments

Wow. WOW!! Congratulations to both of you!!!

Eeeeekkkkkkkkk!!!!!!
:D
Okay. I'm done now.
Congrats.

Holy moly! Congratulations, Chris & Kerri! That is awesome!!

OMG!! Thats really all I can say! That is soooo amazing! CONGRATS!!!

This is awesome!!
Congratulations!

Holy Sh!t. That's awesome. Does this mean a vacation to Spain is in the works?

I'm looking forward to hearing more about how all of this came about.

Congrats Chris.

What amazing news. Congrats to Chris and his proud wife! :)

At our house, that would be a WOOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!
I didn't know you married A CELEBRITY. How cool is that?!

Congrats Chris!!!!!
Woo hoo!!!

That is Awesome! It rocks!

Thanks for sharing Kerri! ;-)

That is awesome on so many levels (not the least of which is that now I know someone who knows someone who knows Ryan Reynolds. And I heart Ryan Reynolds more than a 41 year old mother of two should.)

That is so incredible. It's nice to see that dreams do come true! Congratulations!

Awesome! Congrats to Chris! The script sounds intriguing, how indeed does someone escape from a coffin using those implements... hmmmmmm.......

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

That is fantastic news!

Not to mention... Ryan Reynolds... *swoon*

Great news! Congrats! I can't wait to see the film...

How VERY cool. Congratulations!

that is so amazing! congrats!

congratulations! Yeah!

Wow wow WOWEEEE!!!

Congrats Chris!!! How exciting is that?!?!?


Amazing news Kerri!! Woo hoo!!!

That's awesome. I'm definitely going to see it when it's released to theaters.

Oh my gosh! Congrats Congrats Congrats! That's simply awesome. You have every reason to be proud!

WTG Sparlings!! We'll see you out here in Hollyweird (Wood) LOL!!

I'll finally get to see you guys as you waft on by on the Red Carpet in the glow of Celebrity! :-D

We always knew we were in the presence of greatness. Congrats to you both!

Yeppie! Congrat's

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

YEOWZA!!! This is fantastic news! Congrats to Chris! (LOOOOVE Ryan Reynolds, BTW!)

Very cool-congrats!

OMG awesome! Congrats guys!

COOL

Congrats!!!! Way to go Chris.
That is to Awesome for words!

He's already famous!!!! Tell us about "An Uzi at the Alamo"!!!!!????? Fun, fun......now we can name drop at the water cooler.

How thrilling! Congrats, Chris!

That is so cool!

Congratulations, Chris!! Terrific news!! Sounds like a cool story...I'll be sure to see it when it comes out.

Neato-peachy keen!! (I had to be different)

OMGsh!!!! SO EXCITING :) Guess we'll be having a date night when it hits the theaters :)

Now that's just excellent. Congratulations Chris I hope it's a huge smash hit.

OMG!!! Well done, I'm so excited for you both!!

Congrats!! I thought it was cool enough when you told me he had worked with Ben Gibbard, but this is awesome! I look forward to seeing the Sparling name on the big screen.

Wow! That is so exciting!

Remind me to get his autograph this summer!! :)

OMIGOD!!!

Matthew's words: "WHAT? Pretty cool, Chris Sparling!!"

Very, very cool! :)
Congratulations!

Excellent....that is so exciting! What an amazing opportunity.

How cool is that!!!!

Wow! I am so impressed! That's amazing congratulations!!!! Can't wait!

HOLY CRAP!!!

CONGRATS!!!

Woo Hoo! I rarely go to the movies, but I can't wait to see this one!!! Congrats Chris!!

yay im soo excited...does that mean i get another signed copy of the movie when it comes out on dvd hehe....well congrats brother in law....hi hi kerri bery..love ya miss ya both...

Okay...you guys are famous around my computer already...now you'll be super famous!...just imagine a post on "The Academy Awards...D-Style!" Yay Chris!

Holy wow! That is so amazing!

A HUGE Congratulations!!!
I really look forward to seeing it!

Congratulations! And two writers in the family- that future child will have creativity in the genes!

Wow! How exciting! Many congratulations are definitely in order :-) Thanks for including us in the celebration!

WOOOOOT! :D Awesome you guys! I will put the title on my "must see" list :D

That is SO COOL!!!! Congrats to both of you!

That's incredible! I will definitely have to see the movie whenever it comes out.

Spectacular!!!!

Congratulations!!!! That's a major accomplishment!

ps. can you tell Ryan Reynolds that I've loved him since "two guys, a girl, and a pizza place".....

Wow, what exciting news!!! Tell Chris that The Knitter sends huge congratulations. :)

Congratulations from all the Sparling's in the Pacific Northwest!

am so going to see this movie -- Ryan Reynolds in a box -- what could be sexier! Congrats to you and your hubby Kerri!

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