FINCHER DIRECTING FACEBOOK MOVIE? UPDATE

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06.24.09 19 Comments

According to E.W., Fight Club/Benjamin Button director David Fincher is “in talks” to direct a Facebook movie.  But don’t worry, it’s not “Facebook: The Movie,” it’s not about looking up girls who rejected you in high school and being happy they got fat, it’s about how Facebook was created.

Sources tell EW that producers are very high on securing the acclaimed director’s involvement on the project, which centers on the drama behind the Harvard dorm room creation of Facebook by founder Mark Zuckerberg and his roommates. Producers Scott Rudin, Mike DeLuca, and Kevin Spacey are hoping to get the film into production this year or first thing next year.

The script is still top secret, but it was written by Aaron Sorkin, who’s basically your parents’ Joss Whedon. If you don’t know what that means, just trust me that the explanation would be really boring. Anyway, I hope the Facebook movie is as good as DW Griffith’s 1926 classic, Radio (which was later reimagined as a retarded Cuba Gooding Jr. vehicle).

UPDATE: /Film now reports that the film is actually based on the book (set for release next month)
The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal, by Ben Mezrich, the guy who also wrote the book upon which 21 was based.

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