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Sorkin 'strongly considering' writing Steve Jobs movie

updated 06:00 pm EST, Tue November 22, 2011

Sony has acquired rights to Isaacson's bio

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who deeply profiled Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 film The Social Network is "strongly considering" writing a screenplay based on Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs for a future Sony-produced film, he told E online at an event in Santa Monica. Sony acquired the rights to the biography last month and were rumored to have picked Sorkin as the company's top choice to pen the film.

Sorkin, who won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Social Network is also well known for his contributions to theatre, television and film. His credits include authoring the play A Few Good Men (which went on to become a movie), creating the television series The West Wing and most recently writing the baseball movie Moneyball. He described Jobs as "a great entrepreneur, a great artist [and] a great thinker."

He told the online service that he was "just in the thinking-about-it stages" at the moment, and predicted that such a film would be "a really big movie, and it's going to be great no matter who writes it." He also mentioned that his 11-year-old daughter Roxy is a big fan of Apple products. Sorkin himself used a Macintosh 512K to write the play A Few Good Men.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Only if it turns out like

    Get him to the Greek.

  1. trevj

    Joined: Dec 1969


    And leading man?

    Any suggestions from the gallery for possible actors to play Steve? Not sure if he'd be tall enough, but I could see Emile Hirsch doing a great job.

  1. rtamesis

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Pirates of Silicon Valley

    Just get Noah Wyle back. Steve Jobs approved of his portrayal (even though he hated the movie) enough to bring him to his keynote address at Macworld to impersonate him.

  1. Gametes

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Get Ready

    For super-fast-talking Steve and multiple walk-and-talks, even though it will make no sense in the context. Sorkin packs more dialogue per minute than anybody. It's absurd.

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