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Sorkin to pen Sony's Jobs biopic

updated 02:26 pm EDT, Wed May 16, 2012

Social Network writer signs on for Steve Jobs film

Aaron Sorkin -- a writer for The West Wing, Sports Night, and HBO's upcoming The Newsroom -- has officially signed on to script Sony Pictures' forthcoming biopic about the late Steve Jobs. The film will be based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography on the Apple co-founder.

Sorkin has past experience in adapting the lives of tech CEOs to the screen. He previously did the screenplay for 2010's The Social Network, based on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. In turn based on Ben Mezrich's 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires, the movie netted Sorkin the Oscar for Best Writing for an Adapted Screenplay.

Sony's Jobs biopic has been in the works since just a few days after the CEO's death last year, after the company optioned Isaacson's biography for $1 million. Details about the movie have been trickling out since its announcement. It is not, though, the only forthcoming film to be based on Jobs' life. Another independent feature starring Ashton Kutcher has begun filming, reportedly titled Jobs: Get Inspired. [via The Verge]




by MacNN Staff

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  1. SockRolid

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    The irony

    How ironic that Sony, the company that donated the highly profitable personal media player market to Apple, will be attempting to make some of that money back via ticket sales to the Jobs movie.

    I wonder if the future Apple Channel will do a biopic on Akio Morita, the founder and chairman of Sony. (Available only on iTunes, streamed wirelessly on demand to any Apple device including all sizes of the Apple television set.) It's the least Apple could do.

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