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Aaron Sorkin to Script Upcoming 'Steve Jobs' Movie

Aaron Sorkin to Script Upcoming 'Steve Jobs' Movie

Posted May 16, 2012 at 5:50am by iClarified
Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Doug Belgrad, President of Columbia Pictures have announced that Academy Award winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin will adapt Steve Jobs, a motion picture based on the best-selling biography of the legendary Apple co-founder by award-winning journalist Walter Isaacson. The project is being produced by Mark Gordon, Scott Rudin and Guymon Casady.

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Published late last year, Steve Jobs was Amazon's best-selling book of 2011. In addition, the biography ranked #1 among bestselling hardcover books by a 2:1 margin, with sales of 2,246,569 in 2011, according to Publisher's Weekly.

Commenting on the announcement, Pascal said, "Steve Jobs' story is unique: he was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but of all time. 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."


AARON SORKIN won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on The Social Network. His other screenplays includeMoneyball, Charlie Wilson's War, The American President, Malice, and A Few Good Men. He has also acquired the motion picture rights to The Politician, the best-selling book by Andrew Young about the downfall of former Senator John Edwards. He will adapt the book and make his directorial debut with the film, which he will also produce. For television, Sorkin created "The West Wing," "Sports Night," and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." He is currently in production on the HBO series "The Newsroom," which is scheduled to premiere on June 24, 2012. For the stage, Sorkin wrote "A Few Good Men" and "Making Movies"; he returned to Broadway in 2007 with "The Farnsworth Invention." Sorkin will return to the theater and make his Broadway debut as a librettist with the 2013-2014
production of "Houdini." Based on the life of legendary magician Harry Houdini, the musical will star Hugh Jackman and will feature music and lyrics by Oscar and Grammy winner Stephen Schwartz.
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This movie is different than the independent production starring Ashton Kutcher.

[via Josh]


Aaron Sorkin to Script Upcoming 'Steve Jobs' Movie


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Qandeel
Qandeel - November 16, 2012 at 2:00pm
انا احب ستيڤ جوب كثيراً و من المؤسف أنهُ قد مات
grammar police
grammar police - May 16, 2012 at 4:30pm
Okay, learn some proper grammar. You cannot use the word 'script' like that. You don't 'script' a play, or a movie, or a book; you write it. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to baseball my afternoon.
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