After his death, a Steve Jobs film was inevitable. Sony picked up the rights for the movie all the way back in October, but they clearly have not been rushing their production. Today it was announced that Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin will be writing the screenplay to the film. Sorkin is best known for writing the Academy Award winning The Social Network and the Academy Award nominated Moneyball. The Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures, Amy  Pascal, spoke about the project saying:

“Steve Jobs’ story is unique: he was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but of all time. There is no writer working in Hollywood today who is more capable of capturing such an extraordinary life for the screen than Aaron Sorkin; in his hands, we’re confident that the film will be everything that Jobs himself was: captivating, entertaining, and polarizing.”

I believe that they couldn’t have picked a better writer for the job. Not only did Sorkin know Jobs in real life, but his past work on The Social Network and Moneyball appears to fit in perfectly with this material. Now the question is who will be the director and who will star. I have heard people suggesting Stanley Tucci, but just because he looks like Steve Jobs doesn’t mean he is right for the role.

This is not the only film being produced about the life of Steve Jobs. Another film called Jobs: Get Inspired is already being filmed, starring Ashton Kutcher in the lead role. I have yet to see Kutcher in a truly great role, but perhaps this will be the film that turns his career around. Check out these photos that were released of Kutcher as Steve Jobs obtained by TMZ.

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