The writer — who has become successful in the realm of television with "Sports Night" and "The West Wing" — has also signed on to a number of other projects. Universal Pictures signed Sorkin to pen a screen adaptation of "Charlie Wilson's War" based on the book about how a congressman and CIA agent helped Afghanistan defeat the Soviet Union forces from invading. Sorkin is also at work on a TV series for Warner Bros. Television set behind the scenes at a latenight sketch show.
According to the trade magazine, Sorkin's deal was contingent on the condition that he would begin work on the screenplay when he has completed a play for Dublin's Abbey.
New York native Sorkin penned the plays Removing All Doubt, Hidden in This Picture, Making Movies and A Few Good Men. The latter opened on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre Nov. 15, 1989 starring Tom Hulce under the direction of Don Scardino. He adapted the play for the Rob Reiner 1992 screen version starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore. Other credits include the films "The American President" and "Malice." His screenplay "The Farnsworth Invention" is reportedly in production with "The West Wing" cohort Thomas Schlamme directing.