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October 25, 2011
“Social Network” writer to pen Steve Jobs biopic?
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Sony, which acquired the rights to the Steve Jobs film, is quickly green-lighting the project. Quoting a source, the L.A. Times says Sony is working with writer Aaron Sorkin, who wrote “Moneyball” and the Facebook movie “Social Network” to write the new movie.
The “Moneyball” and “Social Network” writer was said by the person to be considering the prospect but had made no decisions. Sony and a Sorkin representative declined to comment on the writer’s potential involvement.
Sorkin is known for penning stories about the lives of fiercely smart, if difficult, figures, of which Jobs certainly was one. Isaacson’s take on the late executive as someone whose penchant for “magical thinking” was both a great advantage and a fatal liability seems particularly suited to a Sorkin script, as does the detail about Jobs’ biological father, whom he met unwittingly at a Silicon Valley restaurant.
The movie, whenever it comes out would seem to have a built-in audience. CBS’ “60 Minutes” show Sunday, which included a segment on Jobs, earned ratings up 47 percent in the coveted 18-49 demographic compared to the week prior.