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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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The Steve Jobs Biopic Is Back On! Thanks To Universal Pictures


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Less than a week ago the much talked about Steve Jobs biopic looked as if it may never come to fruition after Sony Pictures decided to drop the long in development project. However it seems now the film is back on track, this time with Universal Pictures on board.

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender is said to be starring as Steve Jobs

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a Universal Studios spokesman has confirmed that a deal was reached for the film, with sources saying that the project had been shopped with a price tag of more than $30 million.

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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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Picture - Aaron Sorkin - A variety... Los Angeles California United States, Tuesday 4th November 2014

Aaron Sorkin - A variety of stars attended the third season premiere of the HBO TV series 'The Newsroom' at the DGA Theater at DGA Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 4th November 2014

Jeff Daniels, Michael Lombardo, Olivia Munn, Sam Waterston, Dev Patel and Aaron Sorkin
Jeff Daniels, Michael Lombardo, Olivia Munn, Sam Waterston, Dev Patel and Aaron Sorkin
Jeff Daniels, Michael Lombardo, Olivia Munn, Sam Waterston, Dev Patel and Aaron Sorkin
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Roxy Sorkin and Aaron Sorkin

Picture - Aaron Sorkin and Roxy Sorkin... Los Angeles California United States, Wednesday 5th November 2014

Aaron Sorkin and Roxy Sorkin - A variety of stars attended the third season premiere of the HBO TV series 'The Newsroom' at the DGA Theater at DGA Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 5th November 2014

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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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