Aaron Sorkin has confirmed that he is in talks to write the proposed biopic of the late Apple boss Steve Jobs.
Talk of a film about Jobs’ life has been rife since he died last month from pancreatic cancer, and even at this early stage, the Social Network screenwriter has been linked to penning the screenplay.
Sorkin has now confirmed to E! Online that discussion are indeed taking place. He said: “Sony has asked me to write the movie and it’s something I’m strongly considering. Right now I’m just in the thinking-about-it stages. It’s a really big movie and it’s going to be a great movie no matter who writes it.”
Sorkin added that he is currently reading Walter Isaacson‘s biography of Jobs, on which the proposed film is to be based. Sony acquired the rights in a seven-figure deal recently.
He continued: “[Jobs] was a great entrepreneur, he was a great artist, a great thinker. He’s probably inspired my [11-year-old daughter] Roxy more than he’s inspired me. She plays with all his toys.”
It was claimed this week that George Clooney is in the frame to play Jobs, but faces competition from his former ER co-star Noah Wylie, who has portrayed him before, in 1999 TV movie Pirates Of Silicon Valley.