Aaron Sorkin To Pen Steve Jobs Biopic For Sony
Posted on Wed May 16, 2012 09:00 AM PDT

aaron-sorkin200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (x17online) - Sony has announced today that Aaron Sorkin has been tapped to write the screenplay for their Steve Jobs biopic.

The Social Network scribe will adapt Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson’s biography on the late Apple co-founder. The book sold 2.2 million copies last year and Sony reportedly $1 million for the rights to the biography.

“Steve Jobs’ story is unique: he was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but of all time," Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal said in a statement. "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."

This will be the second biopic based on the innovative genius as Inferno Entertainment preps to sell their indie film Jobs with Ashton Kutcher attached.

Sorkin won a best adapted screenplay Oscar for 2010's The Social Network.