Deadline this afternoon relays an official announcement from Sony Pictures regarding the official selection of Aaron Sorkin who is confirmed will now write the screenplay for the studio’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic.
The screenplay writer, (who is perhaps most famous for his role in the screenplays for The Social Network), was first pegged to take up the position last November.
Commenting on the announcement made earlier today, Sony Pictures’ own Co-Chairman, Amy Pascal, had this to say:
“Steve Jobs’ story is unique: he was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but of all time. There is no writer working in Hollywood today who is more capable of capturing such an extraordinary life for the screen than Aaron Sorkin; in his hands, we’re confident that the film will be everything that Jobs himself was: captivating, entertaining, and polarizing.”
News of Sorkin’s hire by the studio follows confirmation of Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher being picked to play the role of the late CEO and Chairman in an entirely separate indie production.
The star was recently also spotted on set by TMZ wearing Jobs attire, in preparation for the role.