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“Sony has asked me to write the movie and it’s something I’m strongly considering,” Sorkin told E! Online on Monday, Nov. 21 at the P.S. Arts Express Yourself event.
“Right now I’m just in the thinking-about-it stages,” he said. “It’s a really big movie and it’s going to be a great movie no matter who writes it.”
Sony reportedly paid $1 million for the rights to Walter Isaacson’s biography of the late Apple co-founder, which sold more than 379,000 copies in its first week on the market. Interest in Jobs’ life story skyrocketed following his sudden death on Oct. 5. Jobs was 56-years-old and had suffered from pancreatic cancer.
Sorkin confirms that he is currently reading Isaacson’s book as he mulls Sony’s offer.
“He was a great entrepreneur, he was a great artist, a great thinker,” Sorkin said of Jobs. “He’s probably inspired [my 11-year-old daughter] Roxy more than he’s inspired me… she plays with all his toys.”
Following the news of Sony’s acquisition, The Hollywood Reporter asked veteran casting director Sharon Bialy who could embody Jobs in his older and younger years. Her suggestions: Ashton Kutcher, Andrew Garfield or Shia LeBeouf for young Jobs, and Keanu Reeves, Ralf Fiennes or Noah Wyle for older Jobs.
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