Sorkin on Jobs film: Like writing about the Beatles
Aaron Sorkin is preparing for the June 24 debut of his new HBO series, “The Newsroom,” but he also has another huge project on his plate: the Steve Jobs movie he’s been tasked with writing and directing.
“I’m at the earliest possible stage with Steve Jobs,” the TV and film vet said at the D: All Things Digital conference Wednesday, adding that he had to think about signing up for the gig.
“To be honest with you, one of the hesitations I had in taking on the movie was that it was a little bit like writing about the Beatles,” he added. “There are so many people out there who know so much about him and who revere him that I just saw a minefield of disappointment, frankly. … That’s bound to happen.”
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