Sony Courting Aaron Sorkin to Write Steve Jobs Biopic

It's been barely three weeks since the death of Apple CEO and technology titan Steve Jobs and the wheels are already turning on a movie about his life.

As we reported a couple weeks back, Sony was in the process of securing the film rights to Jobs' upcoming autobiography. Now word has leaked out that the studio is courting award-winning writer Aaron Sorkin to pen the biopic.
 
Sorkin penned the Academy Award-winning script for The Social Network, a biopic on Facebook CEO/founder Mark Zuckerberg last year. Sorkin also penned the multiple-Emmy Award-winning drama The West Wing as well this year's Brad Pitt baseball stats movie Moneyball.
 
Whether Sorkin will take on the project is debatable. Unlike Zuckerberg, Sorkin knew Jobs, who even asked the writer to script a Pixar movie for him. Sorkin declined on account that he "couldn't make inanimate objects talk."
 
The market for a Steve Jobs biopic is certainly there. The upcoming autobiography remains #1 on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. 60 Minutes also featured Jobs in an extended segment, which saw ratings jump almost 47% in the 18-49 demographic.
 
Check out the interview with author Walter Isaacson who penned the autobiography below.
 

 

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