Facebook Movie Scheduled for Next Fall

Studio schedules release of Sorkin pic for October 15, 2010

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    Mark Zuckerberg will be played by Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network," scheduled for release next fall.

    Not since Pirates of Silicon Valley have entreprenerds so anticipated a Hollywood film.

    The Social Network, from writer Aaron Sorkin and director David Fincher, will explore the founding myths of popular site Facebook.

    Columbia pictures has schedule the release of the film for October 15, 2010 -- setting up to compete with a Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson action flick for box-office attention.

    The Johns Hopkins campus in Baltimore, Maryland, will stand in for Harvard, where Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg originally developed the site.

    Jesse Eisenberg will play Zuckerberg, with Justin Timberlake playing hard-partying venture capitalist Sean Parker, with Andrew Garfield playing cofounder Eduardo Saverin, the first of many friends who fell out of favor with Zuckerberg on the latter's rise to the top.

    Zuckerberg may have originally created the site in the hopes of getting laid -- we don't know if that happened, but his dream will come true by proxy: The movie apparently features a sex scene in a bathroom -- one of many that probably didn't actually happen.

    But hey, this is Hollywood, and making database development and backend scripting sexy is no easy task.

    Jackson West will not encourage Sorkin by paying to see this thing.