David Fincher is Director of the Facebook Movie

Variety is saying that David Fincher, the director of the Oscar-nominated The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, is in advanced talks with Columbia Pictures to direct the movie about the guys who made Facebook. The script is by Aaron Sorkin, the creator of the television drama West Wing. It's now titled The Social Network and will follow the Harvard kids who developed Facebook in 2004 and how the social network had an eruption of popularity. Scott Rudin, Trigger Street and Michael De Luca produce. I think the whole concept of a Facebook movie is bizarre; it's been big for, what, about a year? Come on, it's a website where you can poke your friends, big deal. I'm sorry, and you can throw sheep. Although Fincher is a director who captures every bit of detail in every scene and West Wing was a pretty great show, too. These guys seems to know what they're doing; Fincher wouldn't come off an Oscar nod to do a movie that sounds like a crime thriller if he didn't.

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