Aaron Sorkin Adapting Steve Jobs Biography for the Screen
16 May 2012
Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin will adapt Walter Isaacson's biography on late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs for an upcoming feature film, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady will produce the film for Sony Pictures Entertainment. The Apple co-founder died at the age of 56 on Oct. 5, 2011.
"Steve Jobs' story is unique: he was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but of all time. 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 Pictures Amy Pascal said in a statement.
Sorkin ("A Few Good Men," "The Newsroom," The Farnsworth Invention) is also at work on the upcoming Broadway musical Houdini, a vehicle for Hugh Jackman, which has a score by fellow Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked).
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.