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Aaron Sorkin 'Strongly Considering' Writing Screenplay for Steve Jobs Movie

Last month, it was reported that Sony Pictures was courting Aaron Sorkin to write the screenplay for the movie version of Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs. Sorkin, who is famous for his work on The West Wing, The Social Network, Moneyball, and A Few Good Men, has been seen as a strong contender for the job and already worked with Sony on another tech story with The Social Network.

E! Online now reports that Sorkin has publicly addressed the rumors, noting that he is "strongly considering" taking on the screenplay.
"Sony has asked me to write the movie and it's something I'm strongly considering," Sorkin told us at the P.S. Arts Express Yourself 2011 event in Santa Monica.

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"Right now I'm just in the thinking-about-it stages," he said. "It's a really big movie and it's going to be a great movie no matter who writes it."
While work on the screenplay is obviously yet to get underway, rumors have suggested that George Clooney and Noah Wyle are leading contenders to play the role of Steve Jobs. Wyle previously portrayed Jobs in the 1999 made-for-TV film Pirates of Silicon Valley.

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35 months ago
PLEASE NOT Clooney.
Rating: 13 Votes
35 months ago
I disagree with this statement: "It's a really big movie and it's going to be a great movie no matter who writes it."

The wrong writer could really screw it up. It is a really big movie and it's going to take a very talented and thoughtful writer to make it great.
Rating: 10 Votes
35 months ago
Enough is enough. It's time to move on.
Rating: 9 Votes
35 months ago

Ashton Kutcher really has the look that is needed to pull off playing Jobs.


You must be joking...that idiot should never play SJ.
Rating: 9 Votes
35 months ago
I say Jesse Moss, for at least a young Steve:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1536605/




Or Samuel L. Jackson... "GET THESE MOTHER______ BUGS OUTTA MY MOTHER______ CLOUD!"


Edit: I can't seem to type middle initials.
Rating: 9 Votes
35 months ago

Ashton Kutcher really has the look that is needed to pull off playing Jobs.


Good idea, but not for the Jobs role. He would be perfect playing a table, or a coatrack, or some other inanimate object. His acting skills definitely qualify him to play a door.

But a human...not so much.:(
Rating: 5 Votes
35 months ago
First: Please choose Noah, it's the obvious choice and he met Steve.

Second: Reference more than just his biography, especially as Woz is still around, along with Sculley and the gang. The book is flawed, so would the movie, sadly.
Rating: 5 Votes
35 months ago

The movie will be watched by the 25,000 Fanboys and that's it...so 99% sure it won't be a movie you spend $12 at a theater for.

Who wants to watch a movie about Steve Jobs?! Maybe a 2-hour Made For TV Special on Lifetime. And the actors and not-so-quite-factual-statements will be terrible as usual.

A 1-2 hour Biography special is probably the best bet for any kind of Jobs biography viewed on a tv.


When I saw the trailer for The Social Network, people in the theater laughed and a guy behind me said "Who would want to see a movie about Facebook?"

The Social Network was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won three.

If it's good, people will want to see it, not just "fanboys". I'm also pretty sure "fanboys" aren't the only ones buying his biography. It was a bestseller in one week.

Don't be so dismissive.
Rating: 4 Votes
35 months ago
Just as long as Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross do the soundtrack I don't care who plays Steve Jobs.
Rating: 4 Votes
35 months ago

The movie will be watched by the 25,000 Fanboys and that's it...so 99% sure it won't be a movie you spend $12 at a theater for.

Who wants to watch a movie about Steve Jobs?! Maybe a 2-hour Made For TV Special on Lifetime. And the actors and not-so-quite-factual-statements will be terrible as usual.

A 1-2 hour Biography special is probably the best bet for any kind of Jobs biography viewed on a tv.


Seemed to work when they released a movie about Zuckerberg.
Rating: 4 Votes

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