Aaron Sorkin To Script 'Steve Jobs,' Based On Walter Isaacson Book For Sony

CULVER CITY, Calif., May 15, 2012 – Academy Award® winning screenwriter Aaron
Sorkin will adapt Steve Jobs, a motion picture based on the best-selling
biography of the legendary Apple co-founder by award-winning journalist Walter
Isaacson, it was announced today by Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures
Entertainment, and Doug Belgrad, President of Columbia Pictures. The project is
being produced by Mark Gordon, Scott Rudin and Guymon Casady.

Published late last year, Steve Jobs was Amazon’s best-selling book of 2011. In
addition, the biography ranked #1 among bestselling hardcover books by a 2:1
margin, with sales of 2,246,569 in 2011, according to Publisher’s
Commenting on the announcement, Pascal said, “Steve Jobs’ story is unique: he
was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but
of all time. 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.”

AARON SORKIN won the Academy Award® for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work
on The Social Network. His other screenplays includeMoneyball, Charlie Wilson’s
War, The American President, Malice, and A Few Good Men. He has also acquired
the motion picture rights to The Politician, the best-selling book by Andrew
Young about the downfall of former Senator John Edwards. He will adapt the book
and make his directorial debut with the film, which he will also produce. For
television, Sorkin created “The West Wing,” “Sports Night,” and “Studio 60 on
the Sunset Strip.” He is currently in production on the HBO series “The
Newsroom,” which is scheduled to premiere on June 24, 2012
. For the stage, Sorkin wrote “A Few Good Men” and “Making Movies”; he returned
to Broadway in 2007 with “The Farnsworth Invention.” Sorkin will return to the
theater and make his Broadway debut as a librettist with the 2013-2014
production of “Houdini.” Based on the life of legendary magician Harry Houdini,
the musical will star Hugh Jackman and will feature music and lyrics by Oscar
and Grammy winner Stephen Schwartz.

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