George Nolfi turned out to be a pretty proficient director with The Adjustment Bureau, and now he’s lining up a new project, as Variety reports he has signed on to direct XOXO, Lionsgate’s social networking cyber thriller.
News of the project first emerged last October, when the studio acquired the spec screenplay from Mark Heyman (Black Swan), which Darren Aronofsky has been overseeing. The story is about a man engaged to be married, who also enjoys a little online flirting on the side. He strikes up a virtual romance with a woman he meets on Facebook, although he begins to realise that this cyber romance is affecting his real life, in dangerous ways. The project is being described as “Fatal Attraction for the digital age.”
Aronofsky will produce, although it isn’t known when production will begin.