Screenwriter Mark Heyman (Skeleton Twins, Black Swan) is Mark Heyman 1set to write Strange Angel, a drama project for AMC produced by Scott Free under the company’s first-look deal with the network.

georgependlebookBased on George Pendle’s book Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life Of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside, the drama tells the story of Jack Parsons, a brilliant rocket scientist and co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. While a pioneer in research that had only recently been dreamed up in science fiction, his bright future gave way to ruin as Parsons headed down another, darker path into the occult community of mid-century Los Angeles.

Scott Free’s Ridley Scott and David Zucker are executive produce the project, previously announced at AMC’s upfront  in March when the network had optioned the book.

Heyman most recently co-penned the screenplay for The Skeleton Twins, which has grossed $4.2M since it bowed on September 12. He also co-wrote Black Swan and co-produced The Wrestler.