Still making headlines, news and speculation surrounding the reported production of ‘The Steve Jobs Movie’ by Sony is starting to ramp up. One particularly interesting part of a report to surface over the past few weeks focused on Aaron Sorkin’s relationship with Sony Pictures, homing in on the rumor that the screenwriter could have been approached to provide the screenplay for the movie.
Previously having written the screenplay for both “The Social Network” and “Moneyball,” E! Online today reports that Sorkin has been approached to provide Sony with his screenplay services for the project and, (according to the report), Aaron is “strongly considering” the proposition which has been offered to him.
“Sony has asked me to write the movie and it’s something I’m strongly considering,” Sorkin told us at the P.S. Arts Express Yourself 2011 event in Santa Monica.”
“Right now I’m just in the thinking-about-it stages,” he said. “It’s a really big movie and it’s going to be a great movie no matter who writes it.”
The news follows just days after another report surfaced regarding the upcoming Jobs movie, suggesting that Hollywood’s own George Clooney could take up the mantle and play the late 56-year old Chairman. Rumors of Clooney’s possible involvement in the film, however, has also led to speculation surrounding Clooney’s ER acting partner, Noah Wyle, who is now reportedly also fighting for the role.
Considered by many a good candidate for the role, Wyle originally got to play the former Apple CEO in the 1999 film ‘Pirates of Silicon Valley’.[via MacRumors]