Sorkin directed Chastain in the upcoming movie 'Molly's Game', and he talked about the experience at last month's CinemaCon.
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 Chastain at CinemaCon 2017 in Las Vegas
Trump's unexpected election win prompted 'The West Wing' writer Sorkin to pen an emotional letter to his daughter, Roxy.
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.
Danny Boyle will direct the biopic, while Michael Fassbender is attached to star.
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 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.
Continue reading: The Steve Jobs Biopic Is Back On! Thanks To Universal Pictures
Here he is, your new and imporved Steve Jobs star.
If you’ve seen that Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher, you might think we’ve all had enough for a lifetime. Aaron Sorkin would beg to disagree. The West Wing and Newsroom writing genius (no seriously, we should all bow down to the greatness of Aaron Sorkin) is planning another one. But wait, this one will be different, they promise! First off, this one has Sorkin, which is an advantage right off the bat. Also, Danny Boyle – he of Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire and FREAKING OLYMPIC GAMES fame has been attached to direct. How’s that for an ensemble team?
And that’s not even the best bit! Not that I’m trying to sell you on the project or anything (I totally am) but guess who’s starring in the thing? No no, seriously. Guess.
Christian. Freaking. Bale. Batman will now play Steve Jobs in the new biopic. Given that I could watch Bale just sit and read the phonebook, I might not be the best judge for this, but I am excited and you should be too.
Aaron Sorkin has confirmed that Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in his forthcoming movie, directed by Danny Boyle.
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has confirmed that Oscar-winner Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in a forthcoming biopic. Sorkin is working on an adaptation of Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography of Jobs, which Danny Boyle will direct. Leonardo DiCaprio was thought to be set for the lead, before passing to take a break from acting.
Speaking to Bloomberg Television's Emily Chang, Sorkin appeared to suggest that Bale was always the primary target, "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that's Chris Bale," he said, "He didn't have to audition. Well, there was a meeting."
Continue reading: Aaron Sorkin Confirms Bale For 'Jobs' Movie, "We Needed The Best Actor"
Danny Boyle could direct Leonardo DiCaprio in the Steve Jobs biopic.
Danny Boyle is in talks to direct Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs movie, which could be a masterstroke given the script's original and unusual narrative. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Boyle will replace David Fincher on the high profile biopic, which plays out in only three scenes.
Danny Boyle Could Helm the Apple Movie
Boyle is perhaps the obvious choice to helm the project, though reports suggesting Leonardo Dicaprio could play the late Apple founder have raised eyebrows. Fincher originally left the project over his aggressive salary demands, though he also wanted Sony to nail down Christian Bale for the project. The studio did not comply, and speculation suggests they are eyeing Wolf of Wall Street star DiCaprio.
Continue reading: Danny Boyle Is Perfect For Steve Jobs Movie - But Leonardo DiCaprio?
David Fincher has apparently walked away from the Steve Jobs biopic.
Oscar-winning filmmaker David Fincher has walked out on Aaron Sorkin's biopic of late Apple founder Steve Jobs after Sony Pictures turned down his "aggressive" demands for a $10 million pay-day as well as control of the marketing of the movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
David Fincher Has Apparently Left The Steve Jobs Movie
It was believed that Fincher had joined the as-yet untitled drama after working with Sorkin on the Facebook movie The Social Network, though a source said Fincher's salary demands were "ridiculous."
Continue reading: David Fincher Leaves Steve Jobs Movie After 'Ridiculous' Wage Demands
Christian Bale could play Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher's biopic - which would be the cherry on top.
Christian Bale could play Steve Jobs in the forthcoming biopic directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Though the writer-director team is enough to whet appetites, the addition of Oscar winner Bale to the mix basically means this movie cannot fail. Sort of.
Christian Bale Could Play Steve Jobs
Bale, who recently scored an Oscar nomination for American Hustle, is very much Fincher's first choice for the movie considered a companion piece to Fincher and Sorkin's The Social Network.
The West Wing creator spoke with the late Seymour Hoffman about their experiences with drugs
Following Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, the highly acclaimed writer and creator of The West Wing has spoken about his and the late actor’s candid conversations about drugs and alcohol.
Hoffman was found dead in his apartment on Sunday (Feb 2)
While working together on the 2007 drama Charlie Wilson's War, the Oscar-winning screenwriter and Hoffman would invariably chat about their struggles with drugs, given their shared experiences.
Continue reading: Aaron Sorkin And Philip Seymour Hoffman's Mini AA Meetings
Aaron Sorkin's political drama prepares to sign off for good.
The Newsroom will come to an end after the finale of the upcoming third season, which is set to air this autumn, according to HBO, via Digital Spy. The network confirmed that the political drama would return for a third and final outing after actor Jeff Daniels first tweeted the news back in September.
Jeff Daniels Won An Emmy For His 'Newsroom' Anchor.
HBO president Michael Lombardo said in a statement: "The Newsroom is classic Aaron Sorkin - smart, riveting and thought-provoking," adding "I'm sure this farewell season will be one to remember," he added. Production for the third season is apparently underway and is expected to premiere this coming autumn.
HBO's 'The Newsroom' has been renewed for a third and final season, the political drama, starring Jeff Daniels, is expected to air for the last time in the fall of 2014.
The HBO series 'The Newsroom', created by Aaron Sorkin, will wrap things up for good once season three has finished.
HBO annouced the political drama series will air its third and final season in the fall of 2014, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.
Sorkin, who wrote the show, will be returning as an executive producer alongside Alan Poul, Scott Rudin and the newest addition to the team, Paul Lieberstein.
Sorking, who won plaudits as the writer of The Social Network, said that he’s never been a fan of traditional birth-to-the-grave biopics, especially when they’re about people like Jobs, who are so popular and known by many. So his answer? "This entire movie is going to be three scenes and three scenes only. That all take place in real time," he said. "There will be no time cuts and each will take place before a product launch. Backstage before a product launch. The first one being the Mac, the second one being NeXT, after he had left Apple. And the third one being the iPod."
Explaining about where the idea had come from, Sorkin explained "I don't know if you remember the ad campaign [Jobs] did. It was the 'Think Different' campaign. 'Here's to the crazy ones.' That's how it began. If I can end the movie with that text and that voiceover ... If I can earn that ending, then I will have written the movie that I wanted to write."
"I'm meeting with all the people in Steve's life now, from [Apple co-founder] Wozniak to all the people who were around for the Macintosh," Mr Sorkin said in a video posted online by The Daily Beast news site. "So I've been able to meet these people who revere him in spite of the fact he made all of them cry at one point or another, but he made all of them better at what they were doing." The three scenes for the movie will each set backstage immediately before a product launch. He said that every half hour that passed in the on-screen characters' lives would last 30 minutes of the audience's time. He also signalled that there would be one further element at the end of the film: a version of Apple's first Think Different television advert. "If I can end the movie with that text, with that voiceover - 'here's to the crazy ones' - if I can earn that ending then I'll have written the movie I want to write," Mr Sorkin said.
If that sounds a bit wacky for you, don't worry. Sorkin was the talent behind the Social Network film, which saw the rise, fall and rise again of Facebook and its creator, Mark Zuckerberg.
Matthew Perry may very well be ‘back’. The 43-year-old – of course best known for his long running turn as Chandler in ‘Friends’ – can currently be seen in new NBC comedy ‘Go On’, which is scoring very solid ratings.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the show pulled in 9.3 million viewers for its third week, hardly down on the first two episodes at all. He’s launched several shows since ‘Friends’, though ‘Go On’ is looking like a keeper. The half-hour ‘dramedy’ follows Perry’s character Ryan King – a sportscaster who tries to move on from the loss of his wife in group therapy. So why is ‘Go On’ succeeding when ‘Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip’ (written by Aaron Sorkin) and ‘Mr Sunshine’ (not written by Aaron Sorkin) failed? Well, Jesse Carp of CinemaBlend.com appeared to hit the nail on the head by suggesting, “A little bit Role Models, Community and even My Name is Earl (the reluctant lead helping oddballs in a group situation), Go On has carved a niche that seems both old and new, which is perhaps the perfect mix to snag viewers as well as produce the kind of quality comedy not always found (or sustained) on network television.” Proving that he’s equally adept at handling the drama as well as the comedy, Perry could really be onto something with his latest offering.
Elsewhere in the ratings this week, Jj Abrams new NBC show ‘Revolution’ – about life without electricity – pulled in 11.7 million viewers. Though great news for network bosses, the drama was clearly given a helping hand by lead-in ‘The Voice’, which boasted 13.4 million viewers.
Date of birth
9th June, 1961