Aaron Sorkin To Pen Script For Upcoming Steve Jobs Film
Co-chairman of Sony Pictures, Amy Pascal, has announced today that Aaron Sorkin has taken up the responsibility to adapt the best-selling biography Steve Jobs into a feature film. This is terrific news especially considering Sorkin’s track record of adapting books to screenplays (Moneyball, The Social Network) and also his other works (The West Wing, A Few Good Men). It also means this film will probably have a very dramatic tone that Steve Jobs himself likely would have disagreed with and disliked.
The project will be distributed by Sony/Columbia Pictures and produced by Mark Gordon, Scott Rudin and Guymon Casady. The Steve Jobs biography was Amazon’s best selling book last year with over 2 million copies sold.
Pascal had this to say about the move:
“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 one other major decision to make is, of course, who will play Steve Jobs.