All rumors that "The Social Network" writer Aaron Sorkin was toying with Sony's offer to write a screenplay based on Steve Jobs' life have been substantiated. Sony announced today that the Academy Award-winning screenwriter has accepted the job.
"Steve Jobs' story is unique: he was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but of all time," co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Amy Pascal said in a statement today. "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."
Sony quickly grabbed the rights to Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography "Steve Jobs" shortly after the Apple co-founder died from a rare form of pancreatic cancer at the age of 56 last October. According to the Web site Film, Sony sealed the deal for $1 million. Recently, rumors have surfaced that Sony was looking to get George Clooney or Noah Wyle to play the role of Jobs.