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Relativity Media options 'Down' screenplay

Supernatural thriller is from freshman scribe Greg Russo

Relativity Media has optioned the original screenplay "Down" from freshman scribe Greg Russo.

Described by one person who read it as " 'Buried' meets '1408,' " the supernatural thriller centers on a guy trapped in an elevator.

Russo, a Vassar graduate who is new to the business, is repped by Manage-Ment.

Relativity has "MacGruber," which received its world premiere last week at SXSW, releasing through Rogue Pictures in May. The company is filming the thriller "Sanctum" and the Steven Soderbergh-directed actioner "Knockout."