Lionsgate has picked up domestic distribution rights to the thriller Buried, starring Ryan Reynolds and Jose Maria Yazpik, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Buried was The directed by Spanish director Rodrigo Cortes on a $3-million budget. The script was written by Chris Sparling. The studio picked up the rights for about $3.2 million.

"Buried is a powerful reminder that all you really need for an unforgettable movie experience is a great story, inventive filmmaking and brilliant acting," Jason Constantine, Lionsgate's president of acquisitions and co-productions, said in a statement.

The movie unfolds entirely within the confines of a coffin buried somewhere in Iraq. Trapped inside the cramped wooden box is Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds), a civilian truck driver who has been captured following a roadside bombing of his convoy. His unseen captors are seeking a $5-million ransom, and Conroy has only a mobile phone (with a dying battery) to somehow try to raise the money.

Check out the teaser trailer here.