“Facebook: The Movie” Enters Production This Year

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More than 200 million of us are active Facebook users, but will that social networking addiction convert to a blockbuster movie? Columbia Pictures sure hopes so, as it advances its plan to bring Facebook’s founding story to the big screen.

The movie, titled “The Social Network”, is scheduled to start production later this year, and Columbia is in advanced talks to put David Fincher, director of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in the director’s chair, reports Variety. “Scott Rudin and Michael De Luca are producing with Trigger Street’s Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti”, adds the industry mag, and Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men, The American President, Malice, Charlie Wilson’s War) wrote the script.

Through an assistant, Sorkin recently started a group on Facebook with the hope of learning more about the site and gathering interesting stories from users.

“I’ve just agreed to write a movie for Sony and producer Scott Rudin about how Facebook was invented,” he wrote.

“I figured a good first step in my preparation would be finding out what Facebook is, so I’ve started this page. (Actually it was started by my researcher, Ian Reichbach, because my grandmother has more Internet savvy than I do and she’s been dead for 33 years.)”

The Tech site CNET’s The Social blog also reports that Michael Cera and Shia LaBeouf are among those being sought to play founder and current CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

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Shia LaBeouf

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The film will tell the story of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as he scaled the site from a Harvard dorm room to the world’s most popular social network.

Will you be buying a ticket to the Facebook movie? And how long until Twitter graces the big screen?

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