Aaron Sorkin To Write, Direct, And Produce John Edwards Movie
If there’s one way to turn around my feelings about a movie, it’s to add Aaron Sorkin to the bill. The Social Network sounded like it would be idiotic, but add Aaron Sorkin to the mix and it becomes a smart, edgy thriller. Now the long-time screenwriter is proving his power again by stepping in to make his directorial debut with a movie chronicling the political career of John Edwards, according to THR.
Based on Andrew Young's book The Politician: An Insider’s Account Of John Edwards’s Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down, the story will tell just that. Sorkin will be going for the triple crown on the piece as he’ll be directing and also writing and producing. He had this to say about the project:
"This is a first-hand account of an extraordinary story filled with motivations, decisions and consequences that would have lit Shakespeare up. There's much more to Andrew's book than what has been reported, and I'm grateful that he's trusting me with it."
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