Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin will adapt “Steve Jobs,” a motion picture based on the best-selling biography of the Apple co-founder by award-winning journalist Walter Isaacson, it was announced by Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures.
The project is being produced by Mark Gordon, Scott Rudin and Guymon Casady. Published late last year, “Steve Jobs” was Amazon’s best-selling book of 2011. In addition, the biography ranked #1 among bestselling hardcover books by a 2:1 margin, with sales of 2,246,569 in 2011, according to “Publisher’s Weekly.”
Sorkin won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on “The Social Network.” His other screenplays include “Moneyball,” “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “The American President,” “Malice, and A Few Good Men.”