The writer of the superb Black Swan, Mark Heyman, has also written a story which will be handled but those who worked on Black Swan, including Darren Aronofsky! XOXO is a horrifying tale of the darker side of Facebook and Lionsgate have just bought the rights.
Aronofsky will produce the film, alongside Michael London (Sideways) and Kelly Mullen (who brought in the project) will also help produce. Not much else is known yet, but there is a brief synopsis, courtesy of Dread Central:
Described as Fatal Attraction for the digital age, the story follows an on-the-rise executive who, despite being engaged, enjoys flirting online, where he meets an alluring woman on Facebook. The two begin a virtual relationship, but as the line between online temptations and real-life possibilities begins to blur, the protagonist soon discovers that his Internet relationship is seeping into his actual life … in a deadly way.
(Source: Dread Central)
By Matt Wavish