Steve Jobs Biopic on Fast Track After Landing Oscar and Emmy Winner to Write Script

May 16, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A movie based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs is expected to come together quickly now that the project has landed "The West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin to write the screenplay, reports The New York Times’ Media Decoder.

The producing team for the Sony Pictures Entertainment project includes Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady of Management 360, and Scott Rudin, who also was a producer on "The Social Network," which featured Sorkin’s Oscar-winning screenplay, the story adds.

Sorkin received a string of Emmy nominations for his writing on “The West Wing,” winning outstanding writing for a drama series in 2001. He also shared in four consecutive wins for outstanding drama series from 2000-2003 as a producer on “West Wing.”

He was also nominated earlier for an Emmy for his writing on “Sports Night.”

While he made his name as a television writer and creator, Sorkin has an impressive history of feature work as well, including “A Few Good Men,” “The American President” and “Moneyball,” which earned Sorkin an Oscar nomination.

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