Aaron Sorkin to pen screenplay for Sony's Steve Jobs biopic
Melbourne, May 16 (ANI): Sony is said to have signed on master screenwriter Aaron Sorkin for a just-announced Steve Jobs biopic, which will rival the film already in production starring Ashton Kutcher.
The picture is being planned as a major release for Sony, which plucked the Oscar-winning Sorkin right off the back of a string of recent successes.
The West Wing creator won an Academy Award for his screenplay for 'The Social Network', which he followed up with 'Moneyball' and the much-anticipated HBO series 'Newsroom'.
Sorkin's delicate touches on Mark Zuckerberg's character really brought story of Facebook to life, and Sony will be banking on a similar result from the man who made Apple.
The first pictures of Kutcher in the role of Jobs have just emerged; Sorkin's rival Jobs biopic will be directly based on Walter Isaacson's official biography.
Amy Pascal, the co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, was effusive in her praise for Sorkin - the writer with the Midas touch.
"There is no writer working in Hollywood today who is more capable of capturing such an extraordinary life for the screen than Aaron Sorkin," News.com.au quoted her as saying in a statement.
"In his hands, we're confident the film will be everything that Jobs himself was: captivating, entertaining, and polarising," she added. (ANI)
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