Sony launches “Social Network” site, unveils tons of photos
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: For so many reasons, “The Social Network” sits atop my must-see list of the fall season.
David Fincher, in my opinion, is a genius filmmaker. Three of his pictures – “Se7en,” “Fight Club” and “Zodiac” – are modern masterpieces. And I fall into the camp of people who believe Fincher’s “Benjamin Button” deserved all of the Oscar nominations it earned (and probably should have scored a win or three).
It helps that I’m a Facebook junkie, and “The Social Network” recounts the rise of the popular Web site. Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones and Rooney Mara – aka “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” – lead Fincher’s impressive ensemble, and the recent trailer with a choral rendition of Radiohead’s “Creep” only increased my anticipation.
The cherry on top of the sundae had to be Scott Foundas’ controversially early rave of the film for Film Comment. But by the time that review hit the net, I already was hooked.
Sony just launched the official site for the film, giving us a glance at 46 hi-res photos of Fincher’s cast.
The movie will open the New York Film Festival on Sept. 24 before an Oct. 1 release. Expect us to be talking about Fincher’s work all the way through Oscar season.
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