Lionsgate Acquires Heyman’s “XOXO”

Lionsgate has acquired “Black Swan” writer Mark Heyman’s spec screenplay “XOXO” reports Variety.

The story follows an engaged executive who strikes up an online relationship with a beautiful woman he meets on Facebook. The relationship soon spirals out of control, consuming his personal life with deadly consequences.

Darren Aronofsky and Michael London will produce, but no director is presently attached. The tone is said to be akin to David Slade’s rather hardcore “Hard Candy”.