‘Social Network’ will shove mirror in Facebook’s face
HollywoodNews.com: Cameron Winklevoss, the fellow Harvard alum who sued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg over the creation of the social website, doesn’t expect the guru to swallow “The Social Network.”
Winklevoss, together with his brother Tyler, claimed that Zuckerberg stole their computer codes for Facebook. He has read the screenplay for “Social Network” and believes that the Facebook titan will be wrought at his portrayal in the upcoming movie due out on Oct. 1.
“Sometimes the truth hurts,” Winklevoss, 29, tells the New York Daily News adding that the film “is going to shove a mirror right in front of their [the company’s] face.”
Winklevoss believes that Zuckerberg’s creation of Facebook wasn’t a motive to score with chicks as the film’s trailer suggests, rather it was “about power.”
Ben Mezrich, who the wrote the book “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal” on which “Social Network” is based, exclaims that the upcoming movie is the “story that Mark didn’t want told.”
Facebook apparently is displeased with Scott Rudin’s cut of the film and refuses to support it. Should Rudin make any edits to the film, it will be in an effort to preserve its PG-13 rating.
Facebook spokesman Larry Yu tells the New York Daily News: “The movie might be a sign that Facebook has become meaningful to people – even if the movie is fiction. What the movie may or may not contain is not what we’re focused on. What matters more is building a useful, innovative service that people enjoy using to connect and share.”
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