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Aaron Sorkin goes from politics to Facebook

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Prolific writer/producer Aaron Sorkin is apparently trying to get some real-life experience for his new screenplay. According to Variety, Sorkin has set up a personal page on the popular Internet social network, Facebook.

Sorkin is working on a script about the evolution of Facebook, from its humble beginnings in 2004 as an idea by Harvard sophomore Mark Zuckerberg to more than 60 million members, a few years later.  Also, the script will show how the sudden wealth changed the lives of Zuckerberg and his pals who helped get Facebook off the ground.

Recently, Sorkin finished the screenplay for “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” which is based on the trials of some of the key players involved in the infamous anti-Vietnam War protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Some of Sorkin’s notable screenplays that became hit movies are “A Few Good Men” 1992,  “Malice” 1993,  and  “The American President ” in 1995.

Sorkin has been involved in numerous TV series including the highly acclaimed political drama, “West Wing” from 1999-2006.  

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