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Aaron Sorkin Writing Steve Jobs Movie? Writer Being Courted, Report Says

Steve Jobs

First Posted: 10/25/11 09:45 AM ET Updated: 12/25/11 05:12 AM ET

Aaron Sorkin's last two films have been adaptations of books about a game changing tech mogul and a dynamic personality who wasn't afraid to think differently to achieve success. Which makes him a very logical choice to take on the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic.

According to the LA Times, the TV and film vet is amongst Sony's top choices to adapt Walter Isaacson's new biography of the late Apple co-founder, who died earlier this month. The studio purchased the film rights to the book shortly thereafter and have made the project a high priority.

An Oscar winner for his spitfire take on Mark Zuckerberg and the creation of Facebook in "The Social Network" and one of the pens behind this fall's "Moneyball," the story of Oakland A's general manager Bill Beane's newage, statistical approach to the game of baseball, Sorkin does big personalities well. He created and wrote many of the best episodes of the White House drama, "The West Wing," while also writing the political comedy "Charlie Wilson's War," and the dramas "The American President" and "A Few Good Men."

For more, click over to the LA Times. For details from the Isaacson book, click here.

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Filed by Jordan Zakarin  |