With a release date already scheduled, The Social Network is quickly gaining some high profile buzz. With an acclaimed writer (Aaron Sorkin) and director David Fincher on board has landed the script for the Social Network at the top of 2009’s The Black List – a compilation of the most-liked unproduced scripts of the year and chose by Hollywood insiders.
Entertainment Weekly describes the film:
The Social Network
By Aaron Sorkin
What it’s about: Chronicles Mark Zuckerberg’s complicated journey towards creating Facebook. Sorkin depicts both the founders motivations for starting the largest social network in the world and the human casualties that came with his profound success.
What it’s like: The fascinating biographical elements of Shattered Glass meets the courtroom drama of Kramer vs. Kramer, without the tears. Sorkin cuts between Zuckerberg’s heated depositions with his former Harvard colleagues who claimed he stole Facebook from them and the chronological retelling of the company’s trip to becoming a billion-dollar enterprise.
Status: In production for Sony Pictures. Jesse Eisenberg plays Zuckerberg while Justin Timberlake portrays Sean Parker, one of the founders of Napster and Zuckerberg’s idol. David Fincher is directing.
Perhaps this movie won’t suck after all!