Sony Pictures has tapped Aaron Sorkin to write the screenplay for a movie about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Sorkin - who won
an Oscar in 2011 for The Social Network
- will adapt the screenplay from the biography, Steve Jobs
, by journalist Walter Isaacson. The biography was Amazon's bestselling book of 2011.
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.
Pascal says, "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."
The film from Sony Pictures is not the same Steve Jobs film in the works that will star Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs. That project is from an independent producer. Kutcher is not starring in the movie Sorkin will be writing the screenplay for.
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