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Facebook: The Movie

At first blush, it seems like the history of Facebook would be more appropriately told via profile feed, but director David Fincher is putting the web legend's start on the silver screen. Variety reports that production on the Aaron Sorkin-scripted drama will begin next month in Boston before moving to Los Angeles. Jesse Eisenberg will play founder Mark Zuckerberg, with Justin Timberlake as Napster co-founder and Facebook founding president Sean Parker, and Andrew Garfield as co-founder Eduardo Saverin—who famously had a falling out with Zuckerberg as the venture took off. The film will focus on the evolution of Facebook, begun in 2004 as a social network on the Harvard campus, and on how overnight fame and wealth affected the trio.

September 24, 2009 7:36 AM