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“It’s not a biopic; it’s not Steve Jobs’ story,” Aaron Sorkin about the film based on Jobs’ official biography

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The screenwriter of The Social Network (with which he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay) spoke briefly about his next project, the adaptation to the big screen of the official biography of Steve Jobs written by Walter Isaacson (not to be confused with the forgettable jOBS with Ashton Kutcher).

“It’s not a biopic; it’s not Steve Jobs’ story,” Aaron Sorkin about the film based on Jobs’ official biography
“It’s not a biopic; it’s not Steve Jobs’ story,” Aaron Sorkin about the film based on Jobs’ official biography

Sorkin has described his new script as “one of the few times I’ve ended up writing what I set out to write” revealing that it will reflect both the lights and the shadows of Apple’s co-founder’s personality in a very different way to how the medium has treated him so far.

Regarding the recent rumours from The Hollywood Reporter which place Danny Boyle , director of Slumdog Millionaire , taking over the project now that David Fincher has broken away from the negotiations, Sorkin has slipped away from the subject saying:

Along with the rumors of Boyle directing has also come the name of Leonardo DiCaprio as a possible actor for the role of Jobs against the couple formed by David Fincher and Christian Bale that sounded so far. In any case, Sorkin has already given Sony the final script, a script that seems to be formed by three scenes of about 30 minutes that are built around three major product launches of the apple, and that has it easy to overcome the mediocre portraits that have been made so far of the person of Jobs.

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