Universal Pictures has acquired Richard Regen's spec script Tehran with Brian Grazer set to produce through Imagine Entertainment.

According to Variety, the drama revolves around an American professor who is contracted by the federal government to observe tensions in pre-coup Tehran in 1977. He realizes that Iran is rife with political danger and his viewpoint is backed up when he falls in love with an Iranian girl whose brother is a member of the secret police.

No production date has been set.