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Aaron Sorkin calls Steve Jobs' daughter 'heroine' of upcoming biopic

Though Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic still hasn’t found its Jobs, the screenwriter has offered up a few more details about the film, as well as why finding someone to fill the role has been such a challenge.

In an interview with The Independent, Sorkin opened up about how Jobs’ daughter Lisa became a major facet of his writing process. Lisa, whom Jobs initially denied paternity of but later reconnected with when she was in her teens, spoke to Sorkin. These conversations were a coup for the writer, as Lisa did not speak to Walter Isaacson for the biography on which the film is based. READ FULL STORY

Aaron Sorkin signs on to adapt poker memoir 'Molly's Game'

It looks like, for the time being, Aaron Sorkin is staying true to his word and sticking to film writing, thanks to a few rounds of poker.


Christian Bale will not play Steve Jobs

Even though Aaron Sorkin only recently declared that Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in Sony’s upcoming biopic, The Hollywood Reporter is now reporting that Bale will not take on the role.  READ FULL STORY

Seth Rogen in talks to play Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs biopic

Seth Rogen may soon have his big dramatic break, perhaps joining Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, as Jobs’ Apple co-founder. A source confirmed to EW that Rogen is in talks to play Steve Wozniak. Sony had no comment.


Aaron Sorkin says Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs

Aaron Sorkin told Bloomberg Christian Bale is indeed playing Steve Jobs and that he will “crush it.”  READ FULL STORY

David Fincher and Sony at odds over Steve Jobs biopic

The all-star creative team behind The Social Network that was planning to reunite for a Steve Jobs bio might have to reboot. Producer Scott Rudin, director David Fincher, and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin were planning to adapt Walter Isaacson’s bestselling 2011 biography for Sony, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, Fincher and the studio are at odds over his demands for a $10 million upfront fee and control of the film’s marketing. READ FULL STORY

CONSIDER THIS: Aaron Sorkin gives a frack about 'Promised Land'


Academy Awards voting is in full swing, and EW’s Prize Fighter has spent the week asking folks with Oscar histories of their own to share their personal favorites of the year. Aaron Sorkin, who had an adapted screenplay nomination last year for co-writing Moneyball and won in the category for The Social Network, wrote us on behalf of Promised Land, a drama about a rural town that is considering selling its natural gas rights, though there may be an unseen risk to the reward.

Somewhere along the line, someone in the next few weeks is going to tell you that Promised Land, a perfect film from Matt Damon, John Krasinski and Gus Van Sant, is about fracking. They won’t be entirely wrong, but Promised Land is only about fracking if Jaws is about fishing. READ FULL STORY

Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs script will be just three scenes, in real time

From the products he brought to the market to his famously abrasive management style, Steve Jobs was a singular figure in American life — heck, in global life. So it follows that any feature film about him should also stand out from the crowd.

That’s certainly the belief of A-list screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who was tapped earlier this year by Sony Pictures to adapt Walter Isaacson’s eponymous biography of the Apple Computer cofounder. During a Q&A session at The Daily Beast’s Hero Summit, Sorkin revealed on Thursday his unusual plan for bringing Jobs’ story to the big screen. Rather than take an audience through Jobs’ life with a standard series of well constructed scenes, Sorkin’s script will feature just three scenes, each roughly 30 minutes long, that unfold in real time. READ FULL STORY

Aaron Sorkin adapting 'Steve Jobs' into feature film

Aaron Sorkin has officially signed on to adapt Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson’s biography of the late Apple co-founder, Sony Pictures announced late Tuesday.

Sorkin, of course, won an Academy Award for his screenplay for The Social Network about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, which led to speculation as far back as last October that he might take on the task of marshaling Jobs’ formidable life story into a workable feature-length film. “Steve Jobs’ story is unique: he was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but of all time,” said Sony Pictures co-head Amy Pascal in a statement. “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.”

Sorkin’s plate is quite full these days. His HBO series The Newsroom is set to debut June 24. And he is still committed to adapt and direct The Politician, about the undoing of Sen. John Edwards’ promising political career as seen through the eyes of his former aide Andrew Young.

No director is attached yet to Steve Jobs, which is being produced by Mark Gordon, Scott Rudin, and Guymon Casady. Meanwhile, actor Ashton Kutcher is playing Jobs in an unrelated indie film about the technology guru.

Read more:
EW review of ‘Steve Jobs’
Ashton Kutcher secures Steve Wozniak’s blessing to play Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs: 9 Ways He Changed the Movie Biz

Oscars 2012 Behind the Scenes: Taking a page from Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian's 'Moneyball' script

Each year, the Oscars recognize A-list talent we regularly see on-screen, on the red carpet, and in tabloids. But the Academy Awards also reward those who work behind the scenes: the writers, editors, costume designers, and others who help create trophy-worthy movie magic. This Oscars season, we’ll be toasting those off-screen artists by delving into the hidden secrets that helped create the on-screen magic that we — and the Academy — fell in love with. There’s a reason why Aaron Sorkin, Steve Zaillian, and Stan Chervin earned an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for their work on Moneyball: It was — pun absolutely intended — pitch-perfect. From quiet, human moments to high-stakes drama on the baseball field to statistical jargon, the Moneyball script struck a nerve on every level. For more access backstage during this Oscars season, click here for’s Oscars Behind the Scenes coverage.

When it came to penning the adaptation for Michael Lewis’ 2003 bestseller Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, which chronicled the Oakland Athletics’ game-changing 2002 season at the hand of GM Billy Beane, there may have been no team better suited to bring the technical tale of sports triumph to the big screen than Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian (with story by Stan Chervin). Sorkin was fresh off an Oscar win for Best Adapted Screenplay for making another wordy true life story seem downright enthralling with The Social Network, while Zaillian spent the better part of 2011 turning the wildly popular book The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo into a big-screen thriller.

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