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Aaron Sorkin will write screenplay about Steve Jobs

Sony Pictures said the Oscar-winning writer will base the new movie on the bestselling biography by Walter Isaacson.
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Writer Aaron Sorkin with "The Social Network" actor Justin Timberlake at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on February 27, 2011. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Apple fans have something to look forward to - a new movie.

Aaron Sorkin will be writing a screenplay about Steve Jobs, according to the Associated Press. Sony Pictures said the Oscar-winning writer will base the new movie on the bestselling biography “Steve Jobs,” written by Walter Isaacson.

Co-chairman Amy Pascal said the film will be "everything that Jobs himself was: Captivating, entertaining and polarizing."

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Sorkin won the adapted screenplay Academy Award for 2010's "The Social Network" based on Ben Mezrich's novel "The Accidental Billionaires" He was also nominated in 2011 for "Moneyball," based on Michael Lewis' best-selling novel.

Sorkin is best known for TV series "The West Wing" and his signature, walk-and-talk fast-paced dialogue. His other movies include "Charlie Wilson's War" and "A Few Good Men."

Sorkin's new HBO series, "Newsroom," is set to premiere on June 24, according to the Washington Post.

In the meantime "Two and a Half Men" star Ashton Kutcher is set to play Jobs in a indie picture "Jobs" according to Variety, which Joshua Michael Stern will direct from a script by Matt Whiteley.


 

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