Facebook Movie Adds A Zombieland Gunslinger

By Tim Gomez 2009-09-22 22:10:53discussion comments
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Iím sure geeks have many dreams. Make love to Princess Leia. Meet a hot girlfriend while playing "World of Warcraft." Have mom realize that itís not just a game! Among the hundreds of dreams that Iím sure you can come up with, I bet at least one of them is to have Justin Timberlake play them in a screen adaptation of their life. Now at least one geekís dream will come true.

According to Variety, David Fincher and Columbia Pictures have locked down their primary players for the upcoming The Social Network, the scandalous tale of Facebookís origins (or at least thatís how theyíre selling it). The cast will include indie favorite Jesse Eisenberg as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (was name resemblence a requirement of the job?), Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin, the co-founder of Facebook and Zuckerbergís former friend, and Justin Timberlake as Napster co-founder Sean Parker.

This is big news because weíre starting to see that all of these people really are serious about a Facebook movie. I think up until now, Iíve just viewed this as a big joke that would eventually fall apart once everyone involved realized how talented they were and moved on to something more, you know, interesting. But nope. Itís all coming to fruition. Aaron Sorkin really wrote a movie about Facebook. David Fincher is really going to direct a movie about Facebook. Columbia Pictures is really going to release a movie about Facebook. Who knows? Maybe itís time to start getting excited.
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