Aaron Sorkin to pen movie about Steve Jobs
In the recent film The Social Network, writer Aaron Sorkin helped humanize tech genius and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Now he has a similar task ahead of him with Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder and chief executive who died of pancreatic cancer in late 2011, and whose biography written by Walter Isaacson was acquired by Sony to be made into a movie.
The Sorkin-penned project is one of two competing Jobs biopics, with the other set to star Ashton Kutcher. However, Sony's seems like the early favorite to be the superior Jobs movie, what with The Social Network writer's track record for smart, nuanced movies about brilliant people. A leading man has yet to be announced, but given the critical and commercial success of Sorkin's past works, including the baseball film Moneyball and the television series The West Wing, Sony's task of landing a top-flight actor likely just got easier.