Last year, we reported that Aaron Sorkin has been approached by Sony to write a movie about Steve Jobs. Today, Sony Pictures has announced that Aaron Sorkin will indeed serve as the screenwriter for the studio’s upcoming film adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of Steve Jobs.
Sorkin is well know for his work on The West Wing, The Social Network, Moneyball, and A Few Good Men. The cast for the film has not been determined yet, but rumors have suggested that George Clooney and Noah Wyle may be the top choices for the role of Jobs. Wyle is famous for portraying Steve Jobs in the 1999 made-for-TV film, The Pirates of Silicon Valley, which focused on the early days of Jobs and Bill Gates. Wyle back in 1999 did a fantastic job. So, he may be a perfect fit for this movie too.
This project is completely separate from the independent film about Jobs that features Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs. Last week, Kutcher was spotted wearing Jobs’s famous wardrobe while he was going to the film’s set.