Aaron Sorkin set to adapt ‘Steve Jobs’ for Sony
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Aaron Sorkin once declined an offer from Steve Jobs to write a movie for animation house Pixar, saying he couldn’t pen dialogue for inanimate objects. Now, however, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of ‘The Social Network’ will aim to help bring the life of the legendary tech icon to the screen in a film for Sony Pictures that will reunite him with his ‘Social Network’ producer Scott Rudin.
‘Steve Jobs’ will be based on the bestselling biography written by former Time magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson. Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady will also produce.
Sorkin, awaiting his cable television debut with the HBO series ‘The Newsroom,’ famously depicted the world of Silicon valley with his Academy Award-winning script about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. His biggest challenge in adapting Isaacson’s book will likely be reducing the sprawling biography into a digestible narrative.
Jobs, the Apple tycoon who died last year from cancer, is also the subject of another film simply titled ‘Jobs’ that will star Ashton Kutcher in the title role. No word on who will play the lead in the Sorkin-scripted film or who will direct.
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