Aaron Sorkin Will Write Steve Jobs Biopic

The Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Social Network and Moneyball is primed for a 'Great Man' trilogy.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani


Aaron Sorkin is no stranger to modern visionaries. The creator of TV's "The West Wing" has had a long career in Hollywood, contributing screenplays to A Few Good Men, Malice and uncredited rewrites on The Rock and Bulworth, but he's recently redefined himself as the writer behind such visionary biopics as The Social Network and Moneyball. Now, as previously rumored, Sorkin is ready to complete an unofficial 'Great Man' trilogy with the upcoming biopic of Apple Inc. co-founder and chairman Steve Jobs, who passed away last year due to complications stemming from pancreatic cancer.

Coming Soon reports that Sorkin will be adapted his screenplay from the bestselling biography Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson, whose previous biographies have chronicled the lives of Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin and Henry Kissinger. Jobs collaborated on the biography before his death, but reportedly didn't even read the book before permitting it to be published. The book tells the story of Jobs' entire life, from his childhood through his success as a technological innovator, and focuses on the intense personality that affected by relationships throughout his career.

Despite Aaron Sorkin's involvement and the obvious urge on the part of Sony Pictures to get the film off the ground as soon as possible, there has been no other talent officially attached to direct or star in the project.

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