Screen Gems has acquired Sonny Mallhi's spec thriller The Roommate.

According to Variety, the story centers on Sara, a college student randomly assigned to a freshman dorm with a stranger named Rebecca. They start off as friends but things turn deadly as Rebecca begins to target people in Sara's life.

Mallhi penned the screenplay under a pseudonym so it would be given fair consideration in the marketplace. It wasn't until after Screen Gems made an offer on The Roommate that Mallhi revealed that he wrote the spec.

No production date has been set.