Paramount Vantage has picked up the crime drama Buried, and set Todd Field to direct.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brad Ingelsby will write the screenplay which centers on a couple who, in a bid for cash, bury a wealthy man alive only to be caught and then forced to cope with the fallout on their relationship. Alexandra Milchan is on board to produce the picture, which also contains elements of dark comedy.

The story is based on an article written by Hillel Levin and James Keene. The duo had previously set up an untitled undercover-prison drama at Paramount based on Keene's life.

No word on when production will begin.