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Mark Heyman writing, Darren Aronofsky producing Facebook thriller XOXO

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
June 24th, 2011

With BLACK SWAN turning him into a Hollywood A-lister, Mark Heyman is set to take on a subject that has been at the forefront of some of the biggest Hollywood flicks over the past couple of years.

Be it something like CATFISH or the award-winning SOCIAL NETWORK, Facebook is something that is not only the biggest social network on the planet, but it has become quite a cinematic topic. And now, according to 24 Frames, both Heyman and his SWAN director Darren Aronofsky are set to take on this subject as well.

The outlet is reporting that Heyman has penned a script entitled XOXO, which is now making its way around Hollywood with Aronofsky attached to produce. The film follows “a twentysomething man who meets a female contemporary on Facebook and begins a digital relationship with her, only to find the object of his affections take the relationship to an obsessed and stalker-y place.”

Basically a narrative take on something like CATFISH, but blended with a story like FATAL ATTRACTION, XOXO is a really intriguing little project. I think the that the online world can make for really good thriller fair, and this sounds like it could be that exact project. Heyman is a fantastic writer, so this is one film I absolutely can’t check out.

What do you think?

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