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Aaron Sorkin Compares Directing Jessica Chastain To Driving A Lamborghini


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Aaron Sorkin has compared directing his leading lady Jessica Chastain on new film Molly’s Game to “driving a Lamborghini”.

The 55 year old filmmaker was speaking at the 2017 edition of CinemaCon in Las Vegas at the end of March, and he said that the 40 year old star made life very easy on set and that he really didn’t have to do much in the way of directing in terms of her role.

Jessica ChastainJessica Chastain at CinemaCon 2017 in Las Vegas

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Aaron Sorkin and Jessica Chastain at STX Films CinemaCon 'The State of The Industry: Past, Present and Future' Presentation held at The Colosseum of Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Tuesday 28th March 2017

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Aaron Sorkin and Jessica Chastain
Aaron Sorkin and Jessica Chastain

Aaron Sorkin and Jessica Chastain talks about their new film Molly Bloom at STX Films To Headline CinemaCon's 'The State of The Industry: Past, Present and Future' Presentation held at The Colosseum of Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Tuesday 28th March 2017

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Aaron Sorkin and Jessica Chastain

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin Shares Emotional Open Letter To Daughter Following Trump Win


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Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has written an open letter to his ex-wife and teenage daughter in the wake of Donald Trump’s shock election victory this week, urging them to “fight injustice”.

In a letter addressed to “Sorkin Girls” and published by Vanity Fair, the 55 year old award-winning creator of ‘The West Wing’ reflects on what the divisive Republican president-elect will bring to the United States over the coming four years after his win over Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.

“Well the world changed late last night in a way I couldn’t protect us from,” Sorkin writes. “That’s a terrible feeling for a father. I won’t sugarcoat it – this is truly horrible.

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Aaron Sorkin at the premiere of the 2016 remake of Ghostbusters. The premiere was held at TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th July 2016

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For Michael Fassbender, Playing Steve Jobs Was A No Brainer


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Since Apple founder Steve Jobs died in 2011, there have been two films about his life. First was 2011's Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher, which flopped with the critics and at the box office. And now Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin are taking a stab at it with the festival hit starring Michael Fassbender. It's titled, cleverly, Steve Jobs.

Michael Fassbender in 'Steve Jobs'Michael Fassbender aimed to capture the spirit of Steve Jobs in the new movie

After Christian Bale had to drop out of the role, Fassbender was surprised to be offered the part. "I got approached by Danny Boyle," he says. "He sent me the script and asked me if I was interested. I read the script and it's amazing writing - amazing - and Danny's a phenomenal director, and just a wonderful person. So I jumped on board. It's really that simple."

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Aaron Sorkin - Steve Jobs Video Interview


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Aaron Sorkin opens up about his work on the screenplay for 'Steve Jobs'; the upcoming biography drama based on the Apple founder starring Michael Fassbender and directed by Danny Boyle.

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Cate Blanchett Cast As Lucille Ball In New Biopic


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Cate Blanchett is to be cast as Lucille Ball in an upcoming biopic produced by the late American actress’s two children – Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr – and written by Aaron Sorkin, according to The Wrap.

The website reports that Australian star Blanchett will play the TV sweetheart in a movie that will focus on Ball’s twenty-year marriage to Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz from 1940 to 1960. The couple created and starred in the hugely successful sitcom ‘I Love Lucy’, the very first such show to be filmed in front of a live audience.

Cate BlanchettCate Blanchett will be portraying '50s TV star Lucille Ball

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Aaron Sorkin On Jobs Movie: "I Don't Know Who Michael Fassbender Is"


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Is it time to suggest Aaron Sorkin is no longer the relevant screenwriter he was during The West Wing years? No, No, It probably isn't. In recent years, Sorkin has offered up some of the finest scripts in Hollywood - Charlie Wilson's War, The Social Network, Moneyball - as well as working on HBO's The Newsroom.

Aaron SorkinAaron Sorkin wanted Tom Cruise to play Steve Jobs

But still, the latest leak of the Sony emails suggests Sorkin's propensity for the glittering A-list casts instead of looking at the bigger picture. The 53-year-old has written the script for the forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic - a movie that plays out in just three long scenes each documenting one of the Apple creator's famous product launches - and recently announced landing the "best actor", Christian Bale for the job.

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'The Newsroom' Draws Late Controversy Over Campus Rape Storyline


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The Newsroom hasn't been very good. I mean, it's been fine, but on the whole it's been uneventful at best and skin-crawlingly cringeworthy at the very worst. Now, with just one episode to go before the studio lights go down on Aaron Sorkin's drama, an unexpected controversy has reared its ugly head.

The NewsroomAaron Sorkin has come in for controversy for his Newsroom rape storyline

In Sunday's episode Oh Shenandoah, a rape storyline was strangely introduced at the 11th hour. It concerns Thomas Sadoski's character Don, who visited a college student played by Sarah Sutherland for a pre-interview about her rape and the subsequent inaction by the campus authorities. Don eventually persuaded the student not to air her story on his news show, leading critics to take issue with Sorkin's stance on the issue, saying that he was victim-blaming the woman.

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Steve Jobs Movie In Turmoil As Sony Pulls Out, Universal On The Prowl


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Six months ago, the Jobs movie looked a certain Oscar winner. Written by The West Wing's Aaron Sorkin, it was set to have David Fincher in the director's chair and probably Leonardo DiCaprio as the Apple genius himself. Then things changed a little - Fincher left, apparently over money, and DiCaprio passed on the project to take a break from acting.

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender will likely play Steve Jobs after Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale dropped out

The replacements were all-star substitutes. Oscar winner Danny Boyle - the man behind Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours and that Olympics opening ceremony - came in as director, while Christian Bale - probably the greatest actor on the planet today - agreed to play Jobs. Sorkin's screenplay was typically...well, Sorkin. Eschewing the regular conventions of a biopic, it would tell Jobs' story in just three extended scenes, each documenting one of the tech creator's famous product launches.

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Seth Rogen To Play Steve Wozniak In Danny Boyle's 'Jobs' Movie?


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Seth Rogen is the first-choice to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs movie. Jessica Chastain is also being sought for a notable role in the movie, which stars Christian Bale as the late entrepreneur.

Jonah HillSeth Rogen's casting is being likened to Jonah Hill's [L] role in 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

According to The Wrap, neither Rogen nor Chastain have deals in place but the comedy actor is in talks to play Wozniak, who created the Apple I computer and co-created the Apple II machine in the mid-1970s. 

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Aaron Sorkin Is Sorry For 'The Newsroom'. There. He Said It. Ok?


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Aaron Sorkin has apologized for his HBO series The Newsroom at the Tribeca Film Festival. He didn't say exactly why he was apologizing, though we imagine it was for the show's cloyingly smug, indulgent, self-serving tone.

Aaron SorkinAaron Sorkin Has Apologized for 'The Newsroom'

"I'm going to let you all stand in for everyone in the world, if you don't mind. I think you and I got off on the wrong foot with The Newsroom and I apologize and I'd like to start over," Sorkin told the audience after Jon Favreau asked about what he's learned about the media doing the series.

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Carrie Keagan and Aaron Sorkin - The 19th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at The Barker Hangar - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 16th January 2014

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Aaron Sorkin

Date of birth

9th June, 1961

Occupation

Filmmaker

Sex

Male

Height

1.87


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Steve Jobs Movie Review

Steve Jobs Movie Review

Sidestepping arguments about accuracy, writer Aaron Sorkin and director Danny Boyle take an artistic, impressionistic...

Moneyball Movie Review

Moneyball Movie Review

Based on Michael Lewis' nonfiction book, this film is written, directed and played with both...

The Social Network Movie Review

The Social Network Movie Review

The story of Facebook is given a dramatic twist by the combination of Sorkin's brainy...

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