Facebook, the ever-popular social networking site, is reaching ultimate heights of stardom. Aaron Sorkin has agreed to write a movie for Sony and producer Scott Rudin about Facebook founder and Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg.
Sorkin is the writer of The West Wing and Studio 60. Although not very acquainted with the site until talks of this movie, he has confirmed the plans of a screenplay by starting his very own Facebook and Facebook Movie page. The movie on the creation of Facebook will be named The Social Network.
The movie will be directed by David Fincher is based on Ben Mezrich’s upcoming book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal. Mezrich is famous for writing the infamous Bringing Down the House book that consequently turned into the movie 21.The Facebook book’s primary source is co-founder Eduardo Saverin, whom Zuckerberg sued, and is centered around how the Facebook was created so they could get into a Harvard secret society and to the girls.
CNET claims the producer’s top choices to play Zuckerberg are Michael Cera and Shia LaBeouf, in which they will use the same face-replacing technology Fincher pioneered with Benjamin Button. Blogger Carson Reeves at ScriptShadow claims to have read the 162-page draft of Sorkin’s screenplay and posted a review on his blog. He said, “It’s a story about greed, about obsession, about our belief that all the money in the world can make us happy.”
Although not the official pitch for the movie, Reeves helped us out with one that could easily be used: “Imagine going from nothing to a billionaire in less than a year. How do you even grasp that kind of success? How do you live a normal life? How do you address the constant lawsuits that eat into your everyday existence? And how do you do this at 22 years old?” And what did he think of the script? “I just read a script that amazed me. Easily going into my top 10.” I guess we should probably put this on our “Movies NOT to Miss” List for next year because apparently it’s that good.