First trailer for 'Molly's Game,' feature film directorial debut of writer Aaron Sorkin ('The Social Network,' 'The West Wing') starring Jessica Chastain
Actors at the Governors Awards share their favorite feel-good films with Yahoo Movies as a respite after the Paris attacks.
Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Steve Jobs’ is almost upon us. Speaking to Digital Spy, Sorkin revealed that Steve Jobs actually approached the writer to scribe a Pixar film back in the early 1990s. Sorkin then revealed that this provoked Steve Jobs to respond rather perfectly.
The satirical biopic Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story didn’t appear to make much of a cultural impact after when it came out in 2007. The Christmas-week release fizzled at the box office, not even cracking the Top 100 in a year when other comedies, like Knocked Up, Juno, and Superbad, laughed their way to big-time bank grosses. Walk Hard has found a faithful following on home video, though, and the John C. Reilly-starring spoof has apparently affected the craft of some notable folks in Hollywood who set out to make biopics of their own.
Aaron Sorkin speaks at a screening of ‘Steve Jobs’ (Getty Images) Though film is largely considered a director’s medium, you can always tell when you’re watching a movie written by Aaron Sorkin. The 54-year-old screenwriter — who won a Best Adapted Screenplay award for his 2010 hit The Social Network — has several stylistic trademarks: There’s the rapid-fire, quick-witted back-and-forths; the passionate speechifying; and, of course, the wonderfully withering put-downs. With Steve Jobs now in theaters, it’s a perfect time to look back at some of our favorite Sorkin-scripted slams. Malice The Line: “You ask me if I have a God complex.
Nicole Kidman in ‘Malice’ Sex scenes can be as awkward for screenwriters as they are for actors. In a new interview with Vulture, Oscar-winning Steve Jobs writer Aaron Sorkin offers up a vividly awkward anecdote about his early work on the twisty 1993 psychological thriller, Malice, starring Alec Baldwin and Nicole Kidman. Sorkin, who shared writing credit on the project with another future star, Scott Frank (Out of Sight, Minority Report), said that during preproduction, he was asked by director Harold Becker to add a sex scene between the two stars in the second act. Sorkin delivered a “four-page scene of sexy banter that ended with, 'And they fall into bed, as we cut to the next morning, the quad on campus,’” but as Sorkin recalls, Becker wanted the juicy bits spelled out. Sorkin felt uncomfortable, having never written a sex scene before.
Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet in ‘Steve Jobs’ (Universal) Steve Jobs was the master of launching a new product, but now, his friends and family are doing their best to throw cold water on the premiere of the new film about the late Apple co-founder. According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal, Jobs’s wife and Apple colleagues have been unhappy with Steve Jobs, a new film written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle.