updated 02:26 pm EDT, Wed May 16, 2012
Social Network writer signs on for Steve Jobs film
Aaron Sorkin -- a writer for The West Wing, Sports Night, and HBO's upcoming The Newsroom -- has officially signed on to script Sony Pictures' forthcoming biopic about the late Steve Jobs. The film will be based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography on the Apple co-founder.
Sorkin has past experience in adapting the lives of tech CEOs to the screen. He previously did the screenplay for 2010's The Social Network, based on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. In turn based on Ben Mezrich's 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires, the movie netted Sorkin the Oscar for Best Writing for an Adapted Screenplay.
Sony's Jobs biopic has been in the works since just a few days after the CEO's death last year, after the company optioned Isaacson's biography for $1 million. Details about the movie have been trickling out since its announcement. It is not, though, the only forthcoming film to be based on Jobs' life. Another independent feature starring Ashton Kutcher has begun filming, reportedly titled Jobs: Get Inspired. [via The Verge]