By Shéa Bennett
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
Yeah, I can’t wait either. Penned by Aaron Sorkin, who created The West Wing and wrote the Tom Hank’s vehicle Charlie Wilson’s War, the as of yet untitled Facebook movie will focus on Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes, the founders of the popular social networking site.
Sorkin’s leaving no stone unturned in his preparation, and has even gone as far as – gasp – opening an account on Facebook himself. “I figured a good first step in my preparation would be finding out what Facebook is, so I’ve started this page,” he says, adding, “I understand there are a few other people using Facebook pages under my name – which I find more flattering than creepy – but this is me. I don’t know how I can prove that but feel free to test me.”
The thing is, even that isn’t all it seems, as Sorkin then reveals that he didn’t even set up the page himself. “It was started by my researcher, Ian Reichbach, because my grandmother has more Internet savvy than I do and she’s been dead for 33 years. I honestly don’t know how this works, which is why I’m here.
I have a fairly specific idea of what the first 15 pages of the screenplay will be and no idea what will happen on pages 16 thru 130.”
I don’t know about you guys, but I can’t think of anyone better to write the script about a movie that I don’t care anything about.