Thursday 19 October 2017

West Wing creator Sorkin considering Steve Jobs biopic

Steve Jobs died, aged 56, from pancreatic cancer in October this year
Steve Jobs died, aged 56, from pancreatic cancer in October this year
Aaron Sorkin recently worked on the script for The Social Network

Aaron Sorkin has revealed he is "strongly considering" a request to write a biopic about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

The award-winning scriptwriter brought Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to the big screen in The Social Network and has now been approached to write a film about groundbreaking entrepreneur Jobs, who died, aged 56, from pancreatic cancer in October this year.

Aaron told E! Online: "Sony has asked me to write the movie and it's something I'm strongly considering."

He added: "Right now I'm just in the thinking-about-it stages. It's a really big movie and it's going to be a great movie no matter who writes it."

Sony reportedly paid one million dollars for the rights to Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography of the late Apple co-founder.

Aaron said of Jobs: ""He was a great entrepreneur, he was a great artist, a great thinker. He's probably inspired [my 11-year-old daughter] Roxy more than he's inspired me... she plays with all his toys."

The Moneyball writer added he is currently reading Isaacson's book while he makes his decision.

The Hollywood Reporter asked veteran casting director Sharon Bialy which actors she thought could play Jobs in the film.

She suggested Ashton Kutcher, Andrew Garfield or Shia LeBeouf to portray the young Jobs, and Keanu Reeves, Ralf Fiennes or Noah Wyle to play Jobs in his later life.

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