According to Variety, DreamWorks and Paramount have set D.J. Caruso to direct Disturbia, a thriller expected to begin production by April. Steven Spielberg will exec produce.

Scripted by Christopher Landon, Disturbia was bought as a spec last fall by DreamWorks and Montecito Pictures partners Tom Pollock and Ivan Reitman.

The script revolves around a troubled high school senior, still grieving over his father's death, who is sentenced to house arrest after an outburst of anger at school.

Caruso most recently directed the Al Pacino-Matthew McConaughey-starrer Two for the Money, as well as Taking Lives and The Salton Sea. He has also helmed eps of "The Shield" and "Smallville."