class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-9522″ title=”Buried Ryan Reynolds” src=”” alt=”” width=”220″ height=”150″ />Ryan Reynolds (Buried) is the current favourite to star opposite Denzel Washington in thriller Safe House according to Yahoo Movies.

The plot involves the sole survivor of  terrorist attack on a CIA safe house as attempts to transfer a dangerous prisoner (Washington) to a second safe house. The character’s efforts are hindered by violent forces who want both individuals dead.

If cast, Reynolds will have beaten fellow candidates Tom Hardy, Zac Efron, James McAvoy and Shia LaBeouf to the coveted role.

The project, which has Daniel Espinosa attached to direct a script by David Guggenheim, is housed at Universal and will join Reynolds’ list of upcoming projects which currently include Green Lantern, R.I.P.D and Deadpool.