Aaron Sorkin at the Hollywood Awards Gala
HollywoodNews.com: Screenwriter and playwright Aaron Sorkin wrote the screenplay for the highly anticipated film “The Social Network,” directed by David Fincher and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake. The film is about the formation of Facebook and is set to be released on October 1.
Sorkin made his Broadway playwriting debut with the military courtroom drama “A Few Good Men,” for which he received the John Gassner Award as Outstanding New American Playwright. He made his screenwriting debut with the film adaptation of “A Few Good Men,” starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore, which was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Sorkin followed this success with the screenplays for “Malice” and “The American President.” He also created and wrote the television series “Sports Night” and “The West Wing,” for which he won numerous awards, including the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for each of his four years on “The West Wing.” Sorkin recently adapted “Moneyball,” directed by Bennett Miller and starring Brad Pitt, which is currently in production at Sony. He has also acquired the rights to “The Politician,” the best-selling book by Andrew Young about the downfall of former Senator John Edwards. Sorkin will adapt the book and make his directorial debut with “The Politician,” which he will also produce.
Image courtesy of the Hollywood Awards Gala.