"Social Network" writer to pen Steve Jobs film script

May 16, 2012
Sony Pictures Entertainment on Wednesday said that Aaron Sorkin, the Academy Award winning screenwriter behind "The Social Network", pictured here in February 2012, will write the script for a film about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Wednesday said that the Academy Award winning screenwriter behind "The Social Network" will write the script for a film about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Aaron Sorkin will adapt the hot-selling biography by journalist for the motion picture screen, according to Sony.

"Steve Jobs's story is unique: he was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but of all time," Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal said in a release.

"There is no writer working in Hollywood today who is more capable of capturing such an extraordinary life for the screen than Aaron Sorkin; in his hands, we're confident that the film will be everything that Jobs himself was: captivating, entertaining, and polarizing."

The project is being produced by Mark Gordon, Scott Rudin, and Guymon Casady, according to Pascal and president Doug Belgrad.

Isaacson's book titled simply "" has sold more than two million copies since its release late last year and was the top-selling title at online retail powerhouse Amazon.com, according to industry statistics cited by Sony.

Sorkin won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for "The Social Network," a blockbuster film based on launching what is now Facebook in his Harvard dorm room.

Sorkin's other works include "A Few Good Men" and "Moneyball." He has also acquired the rights to The Politician, a book by author Andrew Young about the downfall of former US senator John Edwards.

Sorkin will make his directing debut with a film based on his adaptation of the book for the screen, according to Sony.

is to play Jobs in a new independent film about the late Apple chief's life, a spokeswoman for the "Two and a Half Men" actor said in April.

"Jobs" will tell the story of his life from wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple and revered creative entrepreneur, according the spokeswoman.

Twitter trailblazer Kutcher, who recently split from actress Demi Moore, is attached to the project to be directed by Joshua Michael Stern based on a script by Matt Whiteley, it said.

Production was due to start this month while Kutcher is taking a break from "Two and a Half Men," the hit TV series he joined last year after Charlie Sheen was sacked following a very public row with the producer.

Kutcher, 34, was best known for TV shows including "That 70s Show" and "Punk'd" before he replaced Sheen last May. He and Moore, both Twitter early adopters, announced their separation in November.

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nuge
not rated yet May 16, 2012
he was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but of all time


Pardon my French, but are you FUCKING KIDDING ME?!?
Vendicar_Decarian
1 / 5 (2) May 16, 2012
No doubt he will be required to climb to the top of a mountain where it will be penned by the spirit of The Jobe himself.

God be praised.