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Chris Sparling

writer Buried, The Sea of Trees, Down a Dark Hall; writer/director Mercy, The Atticus Institute
Chris Sparling wrote the 2010 film BURIED starring Ryan Reynolds, for which he won "Best Original Screenplay" from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. THE SEA OF TREES, which he wrote and produced -- starring Matthew McConaughey, Namoi Watts, and directed by Gus Van Sant -- was nominated for the Palm d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and was released by A24. After adapting the novel DOWN A DARK HALL for Lionsgate Films, Chris is now adapting the Stephen King novel THE TALISMAN for Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment. His film MERCY, which he wrote and directed for Netflix, was released in 2016, and GREENLAND -- a thriller he wrote, starring Gerard Butler -- is currently in production.