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Aaron Sorkin Slated to Pen Steve Jobs Biopic

The Oscar-winning "Social Network" and "West Wing" scribe will adapt Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography of the Apple founder



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    Aaron Sorkin has been confirmed to adapt the screenplay for the Sony Pictures movies biopic based on Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs.

    Aaron Sorkin is heading from Facebook to Apple.

    Sony Pictures honchos say the Oscar-winning writer will write a screenplay based on the best-selling Walter Isaacson biography of tech giant Steve Jobs, who passed away last October at the age of 56.

    Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal says Sorkin's script will be "everything that Jobs himself was: Captivating, entertaining and polarizing."

    Sorkin won the adapted screenplay Academy Award for 2010's "The Social Network," a drama about the origins of Facebook. The 50-year-old writer was nominated in the same category for 2011's "Moneyball," starring Brad Pitt as real-life Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane.

    His other credits include "Charlie Wilson's War" and "A Few Good Men." He also created TV's "The West Wing," a popular dramedy about the professional and personal trials of a fictional White House staff.

    Actor Ashton Kutcher is set to play Jobs in a separate project, which began shooting this month.