Fact: Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is revamping Harper Lee's iconic novel To Kill a Mockingbird for the Broadway stage. Sorkin, who started his career as a playwright, has put together a new stage adaptation of the classic story, which is set to open on the Great White Way during the 2017-18 season.
Quote: "The movie has been out for three months, but if you go now you'll still be among the first to see it... It's just an odd thing to happen... It was the darling of the film festivals, it opened to really rave reviews, we opened in what's called a platform release - which is where you just open it in two theatres in New York and Los Angeles to begin with - and we set records for a limited release, and then when it went wide nobody outside of cities went to see it." Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is stumped by the commercial failure of his Steve Jobs biopic in America.
Quote: "Nobody did this movie to get rich... Secondly, Tim Cook should really see the movie before he decides what it is. Thirdly, if you've got a factory full of children in China assembling phones for 17 cents an hour, you've got a lot of nerve calling someone else opportunistic." Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin fires back at Apple CEO Tim Cook, who recently claimed he and the filmmakers behind the new Steve Jobs biopic were "opportunistic".
Quote: "In the season finale of The Newsroom last year, Jane Fonda had a throwaway line where she was stoned and says, 'I'm going to get the Allman Brothers back together'. After it aired, I got a letter from the Allman Brothers' manager saying the band had never broken up... I couldn't apologise enough." Writer Aaron Sorkin on his biggest boob on The Newsroom.
Quote: "Mary-Louise Parker, who ended up on The West Wing, left a message on my voicemail saying, 'Hi, this is Mary-Louise Parker. Josh Lyman badly needs to get laid, and I'm the one to do it!' She was in the next episode." Writer Aaron Sorkin on how Mary-Louise Parker landed a part for herself in The West Wing, opposite Bradley Whitford.
Fact: Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has landed a cameo spot on long-running animated hit The Simpsons. The Newsroom creator will be among the celebrity voices appearing in 25th episode of the 25th season of show next year (13).
Fact: Bosses at U.S. cable network HBO have picked up The Social Network screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's new TV drama The Newsroom for a second season, just a week after its premiere. The show, which stars Jeff Daniels as a quick-tempered newscaster, alongside actresses Emily Mortimer and Olivia Munn, debuted last week (24Jun12).
Quote: "It's been offered to me but I don't know yet if I'm doing it." Aaron Sorkin reveals he has been asked to pen the script for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, which will star Ashton Kutcher as the late Apple boss.
Fact: Aaron Sorkin made good use of his time at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday (15Jan12) by scoping out the room for undiscovered talent. The Social Network scriptwriter, who's in the midst of casting for his upcoming TV series The Newsroom, approached a staffer at the Los Angeles Beverly Hilton Hotel and asked for his contact information to audition for the show.
Fact: Robert F. Kennedy, JR.'s daughter, aspiring actress Kathleen 'Kick' Kennedy, has landed her first major film role - she has been cast in Aaron Sorkin's new American TV drama More As This Story Develops. Slumdog Millionaire's Dev Patel and Iron Man 2 star Olivia Munn have also signed on to the show.
Quote: "It's a great way to start the morning. I love The King's Speech. It was a great year for movies. It was the year for the screenplay too. I'm so happy for everyone involved. My recommendation for anyone who wants an Oscar nomination: Work with David Fincher." THE SOCIAL NETWORK writer Aaron Sorkin is thrilled after the film earned an impressive eight Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning (25Jan11), including his own mention for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Fact: The worlds of big TV and blockbusters have collided - The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin has struck a new three-movie deal with Steven Spielberg and his DreamWorks company. Movie mogul Spielberg is expected to direct writer Sorkin's first movie, The Trial of The Chicago 7.
Quote: <p>"I'll be lucky enough to have three jobs in my life that were earmarks for me. And that was TERRY MALICK's BADLANDS, Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now and Aaron Sorkin and JOHN WELLS' THE WEST WING." Martin Sheen is delighted by his back catalogue. </p>