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Of late, we've been reporting on the independent biopic of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The film is set to star Ashton Kutcher ('That 70s Show') as the tech magnate with 'Swing Vote's Michael Stern directing based on a script by Matt Whitely. At the same time, Sony has been developing their own Steve Jobs biopic based on the best-selling biography by Time Magazine's Walter Isaacson. Now it seems the person chosen to adapt Isaacson's biography of Jobs is none other than Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin ('Moneyball, 'The Social Network'). As of right now, there is no official word as to when production will begin on what is currently being titled 'Steve Jobs.'
Wow, talk about a haymaker for the independent biopic. When it was announced that Ashton Kutcher was going to play Steve Jobs, suffice to say questions were raised as to the appropriateness of that piece of casting. Sure, Kutcher looks quite a bit like Jobs in his younger days, but biopics do not live by likenesses alone. So while there is still no word on who will play Steve Jobs in Sony's biopic, the hiring of Aaron Sorkin firmly establishes it as the frontrunner in my opinion. Sorkin is a screenwriting wizard and can create drama in the smallest, or even most unlikely of places. He has also already tackled a true story based on tech innovators with 'The Social Network,' for which he was rewarded with an Oscar. I can't wait to see his version of Jobs' story. That being said, I'm not giving Sony's film carte blanche. They still need to cast actual talent in the titular role and not just a look-alike.
Well, there's the question for you, Spillios: who do you think should play Steve Jobs in Sony's biopic? Are you excited about Sorkin coming aboard?