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Steve Jobs Box Office Numbers Disappoint

Steve Jobs Box Office Numbers Disappoint

Steve Jobs, the new film from writer Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) disappointed at the box office during its wide release opening weekend. Things were looking good for the film’s potential for profitability when its release was limited to a small number of screens, but it appears that the wider audience just doesn’t care …

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Olivia Munn Defends Aaron Sorkin

First, Aaron Sorkin went public defending the penultimate episode Oh Shenandoah of The Newsroom that aired on December 7th. Now actress Olivia Munn, who plays Sloan Sabbith on the HBO drama, is also defending the controversial episode that features a storyline containing college campus rape. Munn went on EW Morning Live today to discuss the negative reactions that have been …

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Natalie Portman in Talks to Star in Steve Jobs Biopic

Natalie Portman is reportedly in talks to star in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, Jobs. According to Deadline, Portman may have a major role in the film that is struggling to get off the ground. Sony dropped its backing for the project completely last week, and it was picked up by Universal. The screenplay was written by The Social Network‘s …

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Olivia Munn Offers Relationship Advice

Former G4 Network Attack of the Show! co-host Olivia Munn revealed to E! News how she makes her relationship with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers work, during the final season premiere event of her hit HBO show The Newsroom. While discussing the difficulties that arise while juggling busy schedules against a budding dalliance at a red carpet event held …

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Christian Bale Reportedly NOT Playing Steve Jobs (Again)

Christian Bale will not be playing Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic from Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin, according to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter. Sorkin, who based the screenplay on Walter Isaac Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography, recently confirmed to Bloomberg that Bale would be taking on the role, saying he “couldn’t be more excited about him,” and …

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Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs, Sorkin Says He’ll ‘Crush It’

Christian Bale will be your next film Steve Jobs. Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter of the upcoming biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography Steve Jobs, confirmed to Bloomberg that the Dark Knight actor will be taking on the role of the late Apple co-founder. “I couldn’t be more excited about him,” said Sorkin. “He really is a phenomenal actor.” Sorkin also …

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David Fincher Reportedly Wants Too Much for Steve Jobs Biopic

Too much money, and too much control. According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Fincher and Sony Pictures have come to an impasse in negotiations over the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic. THR quotes sources who say that Sony Pictures is now looking to replace Fincher as director “due to his aggressive demands for compensation and control.” More specifically, Fincher reportedly …

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Christian Bale Wanted For Steve Jobs Film

Christian Bale has proven over the years that he is completely devoted to his craft; as an actor willing to lose a substantial amount of weight in order to give audiences maximum impact in the film “The Machinist” and turn himself into an overweight, balding con artist for “American Hustle”, his talent is sought out by directors who want his …

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David Fincher Reportedly Wants Christian Bale (and Only Christian Bale) to Play Steve Jobs

In a turn of unbaleievable news coming out of the long-awaited Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic saga, it appears that David Fincher is holding out for Christian Bale for his lead. According to The Wrap, who quotes an individual familiar with the project (as opposed to unfamiliar), David Fincher says he will only direct the upcoming film if Christian Bale …

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David Fincher Reportedly In Talks To Direct Steve Jobs Movie [Updated]

Update: The Hollywood Reporter now says Fincher is off the project. The writer/director team behind Mark Zuckerberg movie The Social Network might just be teaming up again for the next Steve Jobs movie. Writer Aaron Sorkin has been attached to the project for about two years, but now The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that director David Fincher is in talks …

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Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs Film Is Now Scripted

First he brought the story of Facebook to the big screen. Next, he’s bringing the story of Apple. Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter of The Social Network, has reportedly turned in his script for an upcoming movie about Steve Jobs to Sony. Variety reported the news accompanying that of the third and final season of Sorkin’s HBO show The Newsroom. Sony’s interest …

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Olivia Munn: Not So Bad After All

Just in case you were wondering, Olivia Munn is not a pill on-set, despite the rumors. The Magic Mike actress has scoffed at the recent whispers stating that she has a “know-it-all attitude” and is “overstepping” her boundaries on her most recent gig, The Newsroom. And so has its creator Aaron Sorkin. “The story bears no resemblance to reality,” stated …

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jOBS, the Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs One, Gets April Release Date

After screening as the closing night selection at Sundance, the Ashton Kutcher vehicle jOBS will open to the public some time in April. At least that’s the target according to makers Five Star Feature Films. They’ve also announced a distribution partner. Open Road Films, an independent distribution company founded in 2011, will get the honors of releasing the new film. …

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Aaron Sorkin Reveals the Structure of the Steve Jobs Biopic

Back in May we learned that Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing, The Newsroom and screenwriter of The Social Network would be the one to pen Sony Pictures’ Steve Jobs biopic, based (closely or loosely, we’re not sure) on Walter Isaacson’s bestseller Steve Jobs. And ever since, we’ve been filling in the puzzle with pieces directly from Sorkin himself, …

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Aaron Sorkin Isn’t Too Smart (Or So He Says)

Aaron Sorkin is well known for writing thinking-man’s scripts, complete with wit and sarcasm but with underlying themes that mean you have to pay attention to what’s going on. His dialogue is punchy and fast, often timed so that the viewer barely has a moment to register what they’ve just heard before moving on to the response. Take the opening …

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Aaron Sorkin: Whoever Plays Steve Jobs Needs To Be Intelligent

Earlier this month, we received confirmation on the rumor that Aaron Sorkin would be the man to adapt the screenplay for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. The film, slated for release in 2014, will be based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography Steve Jobs. I’m sure most people feel Sorkin is up to the task, if not the perfect man for …

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The Social Network’s Aaron Sorkin to Adapt Steve Jobs Biopic

Aaron Sorkin will be writing a screenplay for a Sony Picture’s biopic about Steve Jobs based on Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs. The studio made the announcement Tuesday. This is not the indie film we have been talking about on webpronews, featuring Ashton Kutcher in the lead role, and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak. (Both are impressive dopplegangers of their Apple …

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The Steve Jobs Movie Could Be An Aaron Sorkin Project

On Monday, the much-anticipated Steve Jobs biography, the simply titled Steve Jobs, hit the bookshelves. As was expected, it’s been a hit so far and has rocketed up to the top spot on Amazon’s bestseller list. The interview with author Walter Isaacson that aired on 60 Minutes Sunday night grabbed impressive ratings, and the video of that interview was one …

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Oscars: The Social Network Wins 3 Academy Awards

The Academy Awards show was last night, and The Social Network won 3 Oscars, after being nominated for 8

The Social Network was up for: Best Picture, Best Direction, Actor in a Leading Role, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, and Music (Original Score). It won Best Adapted Screenplay, Film editing, and Music (Aaron Sorkin, Angus Wall/Kirk Baxter and Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross respectively).   

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Justin Timberlake, Aaron Sorkin Discuss “The Social Network”

Comedy Central was all about The Social Netork last night. The Daily Show had Justin Timberlake, who portrays Sean Parker in the film, and The Colbert Report had Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter. 

Timberlake says he’s "ridiculously stupid with computers".  He calls Zuckerberg a "brilliant mind".  

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