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David Fincher In Early Talks to Helm Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Biopic

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood February 26, 2014 at 2:48PM

Following their collaboration on "The Social Network," it seems that director David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin (who scored a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for the film) will re-team. Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic script, based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography, is reportedly poised to have Fincher at the helm.
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David Fincher
David Fincher

Following their collaboration on "The Social Network," it seems that director David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin (who scored a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for the film) will re-team. Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic script, based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography, is reportedly poised to have Fincher at the helm.

Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin

The Sony film is currently untitled, and has no lead actor attached yet. Let the A-listers start chomping at the bit.

This is the second Steve Jobs film to come together following the Apple visionary's death in 2011. Indie "Jobs," starring Ashton Kutcher in the title role, hit Sundance 2013 and then had a release from Open Road. Reception to that one was lackluster.

Fincher has now finished up production on "Gone Girl," based on Gillian Flynn's bestselling mystery thriller and starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Apparently, as with Sorkin, when Fincher finds a writer he likes, he returns to them. He and Flynn will be working together again for HBO's remake of the Brit conspiracy thriller, "Utopia."

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.