David Fincher to direct Facebook: The Movie?June 25th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ director David Fincher is in talks to helm Facebook: The Movie, according to reports.
The Columbia Pictures film will focus on Mark Zuckerberg, who launched the social networking site in 2004 after creating it as a tool for Harvard university students.
Zuckerberg, 25, is “the youngest billionaire on earth and possibly the youngest self-made billionaire ever,” according to Forbes magazine.
Aaron Sorkin, writer of hit television series ‘The West Wing’, has penned the script of the film, provisionally titled ‘The Social Network’, reports the Telegraph.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fincher is in advanced negotiations to direct the film.
The history of Facebook is a controversial one and the film is likely to shed light on the rift between Zuckerberg and a group of Harvard classmates who claimed he stole the idea from them.
The movie is set to begin production later this year. (ANI)
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