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Aaron Sorkin heads drive to create Steve Jobs biopic for Sony Pictures

Sorkin will adapt Isaacson's best-selling biography that topped book charts and became the top-seller of 2011 following Jobs' death.

Written by Agencies | Los Angeles | Published: May 16, 2012 1:01:28 pm

Steve Jobs’ life will be brought to the big screen by Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin in a movie based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the enigmatic co-founder of Apple,maker of iPods and iPads.

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Tuesday unveiled plans to put Sorkin on the job to create a biopic – he wrote Facebook film The Social Network.

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,Amy Pascal,co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment,said in a statement.

Sorkin will adapt Isaacson’s best-selling biography that topped book charts and became the top-seller of 2011 following Jobs’ death last October after a long battle with cancer.

Sorkin won a best adapted screenplay Oscar for his work on Social Network in 2011,and was nominated for a best writing Oscar in 2012 for Moneyball.

He also penned TV political drama The West Wing and is the creator of upcoming HBO’ The Newsroom,a behind-the-scenes look at a fictional cable news channel.

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