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    Sorkin Tapped for Steve Jobs Movie

    ARCHIV: Apple CEO Steve Jobs gestures during a keynote address to the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco (Foto vom 06.06.11). Der Apple-Gruender Steve Jobs ist im Alter von 56 Jahren gestorben. "In tiefer Trauer teilen wir mit, dass Steve Jobs heute gestorben ist", erklaerte der Konzern am Mittwoch (05.10.11) in San Francisco. (zu dapd-Text) Foto: Paul Sakuma/AP/dapd

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    It’s back to Silicon Valley for screenwriter Aaron Sorkin—at least the Hollywood version of it, that is. The screenplay genius behind the blockbuster hit The Social Network will take on the life of Steve Jobs in a biopic that is said to be produced by Scott Rudin, it was reported Tuesday. The film is said to be an adaptation to Steve Jobs, the biography that was endorsed by the late Jobs himself and written by Walter Isaacson. Sony Pictures Entertainment said it was “confident” in Sorkin’s ability to capture Jobs, a person the studio described as “captivating, entertaining, and polarizing.” Sorkin was said to be Sony’s first and only pick for the job. This is the second large-scale Jobs movie, the first being done by Inferno Entertainment, showing now at Cannes and starring Ashton Kutcher.

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