Alumni Rory Haines '11 and Sohrab Noshirvani '12 Co-Write ‘Emergency Contact’ Starring Dwayne Johnson
BY Felix van Kann, June 22, 2021
Emergency Contact, a new feature film written by alumni Rory Haines '11 and Sohrab Noshirvani '12, will go into production for Warner Bros in the coming weeks. The film is the writing duo’s follow up to the legal drama The Mauritanian which was shortlisted for multiple BAFTA Awards and won a Golden Globe earlier this year.
Emergency Contact is an action-thriller set against the Austin, Texas underground music scene. It’s described as a high-concept, high-octane action film, but no further plot details are available yet. The film will star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dwayne Johnson and Beau Flynn.
Haines was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. He graduated from the Columbia University MFA Film program in 2012 where he met co-writer Sohrab Noshirvani. Noshirvani is a first generation Iranian-American who writes from his experience of being raised Muslim. Their feature script From Here to Albion was named on the Blacklist in 2013 and purchased by Participant. They also co-wrote The State which was purchased by Fox in 2016. They also previously worked together on Informer (2018), and co-wrote the upcoming action, science-fiction film in pre-production Black Adam, a spin-off from Shazam! centering on the film’s anti-hero, Black Adam, starring Dwayne Johnson which will be released in 2022.
Emergency Contact does not have a release date yet.