Mark Heyman scored much praise and a BAFTA nomination for his Black Swan screenplay, and now he’s teaming up with Darren Aronofsky again, as Variety reports that Lionsgate has acquired Heyman’s spec screenplay XOXO, with Aronofsky attached to produce.
This script puts a new spin on Facebook, centring on an engaged man who strikes up an online relationship with a beautiful woman he meets on the social networking site. The relationship soon spirals out of control, consuming the man’s personal life, possibly with deadly consequences. The project is being compared to Lionsgate’s Hard Candy – so pretty intense – and will make use of streaming video and other technological advances in the online world.
No director is attached to XOXO at the moment and it isn’t known when it might shoot.
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