Aaron Sorkin to pen screenplay for Steve Jobs film


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. Sony Pictures unveiled plans to put Sorkin, who wrote Facebook film ‘The Social Network’, behind the screenplay of what will be a major release for the movie studio. “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 polarising,” 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’.