Lionsgate has acquired the spec screenplay XOXO from Black Swan writer Mark Heyman.

This genre tale puts a new spin on Facebook, centering on an executive who strikes up an online relationship with a beautiful woman he meets on the social networking site, despite being engaged. 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, and will make use of streaming video and other technological advances in the online world.

Darren Aronofsky will produce XOXO alongside Michael London. No director is attached to XOXO at this time.

We reported in January Mark Heyman will write Age of Rage for Fox Searchlight and director Marc Webb. It isn't known which project will get off the ground first.