Aaron Sorkin To Write Steve Jobs Biopic

Aaron Sorkin Steve Jobs

Sony Pictures confirmed today that Academy and Emmy Award winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin will write Steve Jobs biopic, based off Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography Steve Jobs.  Steve Jobs was released shorty after the death of the technology mogul.

“Steve Jobs’ story is unique: he was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but of all time,” Amy Pascal, co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment, stated in a press release.

“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 actually knew Jobs through a “phone friendship.”  Jobs had invited Sorkin to tour Apple and discuss an opportunity for him to write a story for Pixar.

“I told him I’d take him up on it and I never did,” Sorkin wrote in an article for The Daily Beast. “But I still keep thinking about that Pixar movie. And for me, that’s Steve’s legacy. That, and the fact that I wrote this on a Mac that I loved taking out of the box.”

A second Steve Jobs film is in the works starring Two and a Half Men‘s Ashton Kutcher.

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