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Aaron Sorkin will be the one to write the Steve Jobs biopic for Sony

05.15.2012

Well, I guess I can sleep easier knowing that the Steve Jobs biopic with Ashton Kutcher is an independent release. Why they are still bothering with it after today's news I don't know.

According to a press release from Sony, Aaron Sorkin (MONEYBALL) has been hired to write their Jobs biopic. Details are below.

AARON SORKIN TO ADAPT “STEVE JOBS” FOR SONY PICTURES

Film to be Based on Walter Isaacson’s Best Selling Biography of Late Apple Co-Founder-

CULVER CITY, Calif., May 15, 2012 – 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, it was announced today by Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Doug Belgrad, President of Columbia Pictures. The project is being produced by Mark Gordon, Scott Rudin and Guymon Casady.

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.”

Extra Tidbit: Who would you get to play Jobs?
Source: Geek Tyrant

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