Aaron Sorkin: Making a Movie About Steve Jobs Is Like Writing About the Beatles

Don’t expect a cradle-to-grave depiction of Steve Jobs’s life from Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming movie.



You can spot a Sorkin project at 20 paces -- the snappy, overlapping dialogue, the whip-smart characters and the up-to-the moment political topicality. He’s been bringing his award-winning style to the stage, television and movies since “A Few Good Men” debuted on Broadway. His adapted screenplay for the Facebook movie “The Social Network” garnered him an Oscar. Next up for Sorkin is a Broadway musical of Houdini’s life starring Hugh Jackman and a new TV series called “The Newsroom.” As if that weren’t enough, apparently he has always wanted to direct: “The Politician,” the rise and fall of former Senator John Edwards, will mark Sorkin’s adapter/producer/director trifecta.

Posts With Aaron Sorkin


Steve Jobs Movie Slammed by Critics — And Woz

Judging by the reviews for “Jobs,” many people will hope for more from Aaron Sorkin’s planned film about the former Apple CEO.

Sports Night Redux

The worst part of the Super Bowl blackout is the inevitable episode of Newsroom that Sorkin will write.

— From Gerry Duggan via Twitter

Amazon’s “West Wing” Exclusive Could Be Very Short

Amazon, Netflix and Hulu try hard to distinguish catalogs that can look quite similar. Here’s one way to do it.
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Hey Internet Girl: Aaron Sorkin’s TV News 2.0 Show Gets a Second Season (Video)

“The Newsroom” survives the Internet ice age.

Hey, Internet Girl

Listen here, Internet girl. It wouldn’t kill you to watch a film or pick up a newspaper once in a while.

Aaron Sorkin, during a tense interview with Sarah Nicole Pickett of the Toronto Globe and Mail. His comments have spawned a site on Tumblr.

It May Not Be Televised, but the (Journalism) Revolution Will Be Hacked

As the media world turns.

Aaron Sorkin on Jobs Movie, Zuckerberg as Antihero and More: The Full D10 Interview (Video)

If you had written the Facebook movie, you’d have written the Facebook movie.

Backstage With Aaron Sorkin, Reid Hoffman and Sean Parker: The KatieCam Highlight Reel

What kind of music do you listen to when you write “The West Wing”? Katie Boehret gets that scoop and more when she catches up with D10 guests, offstage but on camera.
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Day Two at D10 in Tweets and Pictures

D attendees add their voices and images to the voices and images coming from the stage.

Aaron Sorkin on Steve Jobs and Creativity in an Age of Distraction (Video)

The craft of storytelling hasn’t changed much since Aristotle, Aaron Sorkin said — but at the same time he’s aware he’s now writing to an audience of multitaskers.

Aaron Sorkin Wants Your Attention