"Social Network" scribe to adapt Walter Isaacson biography for cinemas
Those who enjoyed watching “The Social Network” will be delighted to hear that the guy who handled the screenplay will also be doing an upcoming Steve Jobs biopic by Sony Pictures Entertainment – Aaron Sorkin.It had previously been rumored that Sorkin was the chosen playwright for the film. Variety now confirms that Sony Pictures Entertainment has tapped Oscar-winning "Social Network" scribe Aaron Sorkin to turn the "Steve Jobs" biography into a story that works on cinema screens.
"Steve Jobs' story is unique: He was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time, but of all time," said Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
"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."
The Sony film will feature Jobs entire lifespan, and the studio is yet to decide between George Clooney and Noah Wyle, according to reports.
Though Clooney may ultimately be the best choice for a 40-50-year-old Steve Jobs, Wyle still seems the most appropriate face for the young and relentless Steve Jobs picking fights with everyone in the tech industry.
Based on the highly-acclaimed biography by Walter Isaacson, Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic is not to be mistaken for the upcoming movie featuring Ashton Kutcher in the role of a young Steve Jobs breathing life into a startup that would ultimately become the world’s most valuable company.
Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, and produced (and financed) by Five Star Institute's Mark Hulme, the indie biopic will also use Josh Gad, the star of the Broadway musical "Book of Mormon," for the role of Steve Wozniak.