Aaron Sorkin tapped for Steve Jobs biopic

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 13:56

Houston: After the resounding success of the Oscar winning movie ‘The Social Network’ about the advent of Facebook, Aaron Sorkin is ready to write another winning screen play about tech giant Apple. Sorkin has signed on to adapt Walter Isaacson`s biography of Steve Jobs for Sony Pictures, Variety reported.

Sony optioned the screen rights for Steve Jobs before the book even hit shelves. And almost immediately, the studio began courting Sorkin.

Sony`s co-chairman Amy Pascal as said, "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."

Prior to ‘The Social Network’, Sorkin was best known for his writing about the political and entertainment arenas.

Through television programs such as ‘Sports Night’, ‘The West Wing’ and ‘Studio 60’, Sorkin has shown a deft ability to create complex, three-dimensional on-screen characters.

With ‘The Social Network’, Sorkin - along with director David Fincher – did something remarkable: He turned a film conceit that was panned as a joke into one of the best reviewed films of 2009.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 13:57

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