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Social Network Scriptwriter To Work On Steve Jobs Movie

Sony Pictures has declared that scriptwriter Aaron Sorkin, who won an Oscar for his work on 'The Social Network', will write the upcoming Steve Jobs film.

The film will be based on Walter Isaacson's biography that Sony bought the rights to, costing just over $1 million (roughly £626,000), shortly after Jobs' death last October.

Following his success with The Social Network, Sorkin has become hot property in Hollywood, with Sony Pictures' co-chairman Amy Pascal singing his praises: "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."

However, moviegoers must not mix this film up with the other highly anticipated Steve Jobs biopic, with Ashton Kutcher playing the part of the late Apple mogul.

With Sorkin's previous work including The West Wing and Studio 60, he's sure to have a heck of a time topping the success of The Social Network. But with an Oscar under his belt for his infamous adaptation of Zuckerberg's life as well as named as Oscar co-nominee for the film "Moneyball", it looks as though Sony really has the best man for the 'job'.

Source: TechRadar

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