Aaron Sorkin

Idris Elba in Talks to Join Jessica Chastain in Aaron Sorkin Poker Drama ‘Molly’s Game’

by Britt Hayes May 7, 2016 @ 12:50 PM
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There’s a bit of mixed news today regarding Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin’s long-developing true-life poker drama. First, the great news: Professional Cool Person Idris Elba is in talks to join Jessica Chastain in the upcoming film, with Chastain in negotiations for the eponymous lead role. And in less great news: Sony has dropped out of the project, leaving Sorkin without a distributor.

‘West Wing’ Alum Allison Janney Leads White House Briefing in Character

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 29, 2016 @ 1:54 PM
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We’ll never get an actual West Wing revival (maybe talk to Sorkin after another Newsroom), but that hasn’t stopped the cast from reprising their roles from time to time in one promo or another. The latest actually made it into the White House, as West Wing alum Allison Janney returned C.J. Cregg to the fold for an actual briefing.

You Can’t Handle NBC’s Live ‘A Few Good Men’ Production in 2017

by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 30, 2016 @ 2:32 PM
There’s no denying NBC’s increased success with the live TV musical, to the point other networks are emulating the trend, so can they do the same with drama? We’ll get the truth (handling of it may vary) in 2017, as the network eyes a live adaptation of A Few Good Men, with Aaron Sorkin onboard.

Jessica Chastain Eyes Lead Role in Aaron Sorkin Directorial Debut ‘Molly’s Game’

by Britt Hayes February 18, 2016 @ 8:20 PM
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After years of earning acclaim for his screenwriting skills (though he was weirdly snubbed by the 2016 Oscars for Steve Jobs), Aaron Sorkin is set to make his directorial debut on Molly’s Game. Set in the underground world of high-stakes poker, Sorkin’s long-developing passion project features a strong leading role for the right woman — and that woman might just be Jessica Chastain.

‘Steve Jobs’ Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin to Make Directorial Debut on ‘Molly’s Game’

by Britt Hayes January 7, 2016 @ 7:32 PM
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After years of earning praise and accolades for his writing work on shows like The West Wing and The Newsroom, and with films like The Social Network and last year's Steve Jobs, Aaron Sorkin is finally set to direct his own feature film. The acclaimed screenwriter is stepping away from politics and technology for Molly's Game, based on the memoir by Molly Bloom.

Aaron Sorkin’s Pixar Movie Would’ve Been About Talking Office Supplies, Writer’s Block and Leprechauns

by Charles Bramesco November 5, 2015 @ 9:31 AM
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Pixar’s business model is simple but powerful. It’s a two-step process, essentially: choose a thing that does not talk, and then make it talk. Talking toys, talking bugs, talking cars, talking fish, talking rats — they’ve all worked in the past for Pixar, and so it only makes sense that Aaron Sorkin would draw on this same well of inspiration when dreaming up a pitch for the animation studio.

New ‘Steve Jobs’ Trailer: Is Michael Fassbender an Oscar Frontrunner?

by ScreenCrush Staff September 17, 2015 @ 9:59 AM
We weren’t sure what to think about Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic after the first trailer. Yes, it seemed dramatic and fascinating, but also highlighted a performance by Michael Fassbender as the former Apple CEO that didn’t really look or sound at all like Steve Jobs. Could the film overcome that hurdle? After the film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival earlier this month to rave reviews — specifically calling out Fassbender’s “enthralling” and “stunning” — it may be time to fully buy in to this project. If you’re left doubting, a brand new trailer has arrived to help convince you.