Aaron Sorkin Might Write the Steve Jobs Biopic

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WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 06: Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin attends the Screenwriters Showcase during the 2011 UCLA Festival Of New Creative Work at Freud Playhouse, UCLA on June 6, 2011 in Westwood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for UCLA) Photo: John Shearer/2011 Getty Images

If you're going to turn a non-idiotic book into a non-idiotic movie, and the central character is some kind of against-the-grain man, then you can only turn to one person for help with this script: Aaron Sorkin. It worked great for Social Network, it worked okay enough for Moneyball, and now Sony's approaching Sorkin to adapt Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs, according to the L.A. Times. Sorkin's a longtime Apple loyalist (even though he hates the Internet with a mighty passion), and he and Jobs knew each other, which could nudge the script into hagiography territory, especially this close to Jobs's death. Too bad Aaron Sorkin is the only writer in Hollywood. [24 Frames/LAT]