According to Variety, Warner Bros. has tapped Fernley Phillips to pen adaptation You Want Me to Kill Him?, set up with Bryan Singer producing.

The project is based on Judy Bachrach's article "U Want Me 2 Kill Him?," published in the February edition of Vanity Fair. True-life tale chronicles a strange Internet relationship between a 14-year-old loner and a 16-year-old in which the younger boy wound up being stabbed twice and nearly killed by the older boy.

Alex Garcia is overseeing for Singer's Bad Hat Harry banner. Singer hasn't committed to directing. Polly Cohen is supervising the project for the studio.